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Women, Arts, & Social Change

Cultural Capital: Afrikana Film Festival

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sat, Sep 17, 2022
2 to 3 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.


Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU
601 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

At left, a medium-dark skinned person looks away from the camera, wearing a blue baseball cap and blue shirt. They are outside with greenery in the background. At right, a medium skinned person looks directly at the camera, wearing a beige shirt. They are inside, standing in front of a window with out of focus greenery in the background.
Join us for a conversation with artists dana washington-queen and Leila Weefur in partnership with the Afrikana Film Festival.

Event Description

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.

Leila Weefur
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.

dana washington-queen
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.

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change.