New
Museum
Thursday 05/13/21 7PM
Conversations · Exhibition-Related

Okwui Okpokwasili in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni

Cover Image:

Okwui Okpokwasili, Poor People’s TV Room (Solo), 2017. Installation views, “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” 2021. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni.

Join us for a conversation with artist Okwui Okpokwasili in dialogue with Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum.

In conjunction with the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” the New Museum is honored to host this conversation series and highlight the practices of artists participating in this exhibition.

This program will be presented via Zoom, register for this online program here.

Okwui Okpokwasili (b. 1972, Bronx, New York) creates multidisciplinary performances that investigate the relationship between Western imaginations and Black bodies, often threading dance and choreography with historical and cultural memories. Her work often considers the individual and collective experiences of Black women through durational movement, and her experimental performances span dance, choreography, video, and installation (often designed in collaboration with Peter Born).

Okpokwasili’s performance work has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the 10th Annual Berlin Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow, among other institutions. She has held residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Rauschenberg Foundation Captiva Residency, and New York Live Arts, where she was a Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist. She has been awarded several Bessie awards for her performances and was named a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” Fellow in 2018.

Accessibility: we strive to make our programs as accessible as possible. For full accessibility information, including services available by request, please click here.

Sponsors

Lead support for “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” is provided by the Ford Foundation.

Major support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Agnes Gund.

New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

Generous ongoing support is provided by the Charlotte and Bill Ford Artist Talks Fund.

Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Support of artist participation is provided by Laura Skoler.

Additional support for education and community programs is provided by the American Chai Trust.

A full list of support for “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” can be viewed here.

Get Updates

Back to mobile site