A crazy lineup, indeed, this coming Saturday night at the Brooklyn Museum. We already mentioned the Book Talk, but that’s just one piece of a great evening of programming. If you were unclear about the creators who exemplified the #NewBlackImagination (see the slide deck here), this is a pretty cool, representative sample.
First, let’s connect the dots above:
So, Saturday’s schedule looks like this:
Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, discusses themes in the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.
Dreams Are Colder Than Death (Arthur Jafa  and Khalil Joseph , 2013, 52 min.) A film exploring what it means to be black in twenty-first-century America.
Pegasus Warning  merges otherworldly sounds with electronic music and unique soulful beats.
Create an experimental two-part collage inspired by Mutu’s work.
Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili  talks about the materials and process behind her intricately patterned art.
Musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams  blurs the line between poetry and hip-hop.
Presented by Bold As Love magazine, authors Kiini Ibura Salaam and Bridgett M. Davis read from new work. Tayari Jones  leads a discussion about how their writing relates to Mutu’s art.
REBELLUM’s  hybrid sound borrows from funk, jazz, reggae, heavy metal, classical, and more.