Cultural Capital: Afrikana Film Festival
Join Afrikana at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU for a conversation between two California Bay area-based artists as they discuss their practices and works on view in Richmond’s Arts District.
dana washington-queen’s exhibition Resume at the Point of Interruption, on view at the ICA, is an experimental portrait of improvisatory Black life, a moving portrait that traces a continuum of interruption, suspension, and possible recovery.
Leila Weefur’s PLAY†PREY recounts a relationship between God, the Church, and a queer Black child. The four-part film, and its accompanying architectural display, explore the playful impulses, innocence, and underlying violence implicated in the experience of queer Black children in the Christian Church.
Weefur is an artist, writer, and curator who lives and works in Oakland, California. She received her MFA from Mills College. She tackles the complexities of phenomenological Blackness through video, installation, printmaking, and lecture-performances.
washington-queen is an artist working in time-based video installation, film, photography, and poetry to examine the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Thematically, washington-queen explores narratives within black sociological histories, beliefs and rituals, sites of memory, and fiction.
This talk is sponsored by the Institute for Contemporary Art, 1708 Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.