Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Artist Talk: Sonya Clark: Unravelling the Confederate Flag

Sonya Clark will be in NYC at Mixed Greens Gallery in Chelsea on June 11th at which time she will be deconstructing the battle flag of the Confederacy as a performance piece alongside Lowery Sims (Emeritus curator of the Museum of Arts and Design), Phyllis Galembo (photographer) and Olatunde Johnson (civil rights lawyer, professor at Columbia) to name a few. This piece is a response to the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the horrific events around police brutality on black lives. 

In this piece Sonya looks at the current events and poses the question, "How far have we moved in 150 years and how do we move forward from here?"  

SEE: New Dominion curated by Lauren Ross, on view June 11 - July 17, 2015 at Mixed Greens Gallery.

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