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Present Futures Library

April 20-23, 2017 | Open Engagement: Justice (Chicago)

The Present Futures Library is a temporary space filled with art and resources from 30+ contributors concerning strategies for making change, self-preservation, self-determination, and collective organizing. With over 30 contributors from across the country.

 
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HEALING AND SELF-PRESERVATION AS RESISTANCE

February 1-28, 2017 | Black Art Story Month (Brooklyn)

Healing and Self-Preservation as Resistance shares the work of Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess, Curtis Bryant, Joseph A. Cuillier III, Dominique Hunter, Llucy Llong, Tsedaye Makonnen and Wi-Moto Nyoka, artists whose practices center on liberating the Black imaginary and challenging dominant narratives around the Black experience. Presented in two parts: a group exhibition at Gnarly Vines (350 Myrtle Avenue) and a one-night performance and time-based art series at Pratt Institute. Presented by Black Art Story Month's THE ALTAR: RITUALS OF HEALING IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA for the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

 
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STRATEGIES TOWARD EMANCIPATION (PART ONE)

August 11-26, 2016 | Denny Gallery Pop-up (New York)

Strategies Toward Emancipation (Part One) is a group exhibition of artists Pamela Council, James T. Green, Ivan Forde, Tiona McClodden, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Diamond Stingily, and J. Soto. The exhibition includes a gallery show and series of public programs that bring together artists and cultural producers whose practices and work are grounded in the present moment while generating and expanding artistic strategies for making change.