On the occasion of Tenses: Artists in Residence 2015–16, join artist in residence Jordan Casteel; Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator at the Brooklyn Museum; and Dr. Monica Miller, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard College, as they explore the complexly layered site specificity of Harlem. Employing the backdrops to Casteel's dynamic paintings as a point of entry to discuss the changing cultural landscape of Harlem, the panel will also consider the impact of gentrification and the disappearance of cultural landmarks on our social consciousness. The conversation will also explore Harlem as projection and performance, entrepreneurship as it relates to mainstream notions of legitimacy, and the alternative economies that can emerge in a black-owned space.
Following the public dialogue will be a Q&A and walkthrough of the exhibition, where three of the men depicted in Casteel's paintings will discuss their own personal narratives in relation to the topics raised in the panel discussion.
This program is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. To purchase advance tickets, please click here. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.