The #NewBlackImagination At Target First Saturdays — December 7

Y ou’ll find plenty of examples of the the #NewBlackImagination at the @BrooklynMuseum on Saturday m4s0n501

December 7-revised

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:

Curator Talk
6 p.m.
Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, discusses themes in the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.

6 p.m.
Dreams Are Colder Than Death (Arthur Jafa [7] and Khalil Joseph [6], 2013, 52 min.) A film exploring what it means to be black in twenty-first-century America.

6:30–7:30 p.m.
Pegasus Warning [5] merges otherworldly sounds with electronic music and unique soulful beats.

Hands-On Art
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Create an experimental two-part collage inspired by Mutu’s work.

Artist Talk
7 p.m.
Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili [3] talks about the materials and process behind her intricately patterned art.

Spoken Word
8–9 p.m.
Musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams [2] blurs the line between poetry and hip-hop.

Book Club
8:30 p.m.
Presented by Bold As Love magazine, authors Kiini Ibura Salaam and Bridgett M. Davis read from new work. Tayari Jones [4] leads a discussion about how their writing relates to Mutu’s art.

8:30–10 p.m.
REBELLUM’s [1] hybrid sound borrows from funk, jazz, reggae, heavy metal, classical, and more.

Full information on Target First Saturdays is here.

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