2016 ABOG Fellow Simone Leigh Organizes Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter at New Museum


IMG_7827FIELDWORKS Executive Producers RAVA Films onsite at 2016 ABOG Fellow Simone Leigh’s Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter convening at the New Museum, September 1, 2016. Photo: Joelle Te Paske

A Blade of Grass is proud to support 2016 ABOG Fellow Simone Leigh‘s public convening of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM), taking place at the New Museum on September 1, 2016. Convened in response to the continued inhumane institutionalized violence against black lives, BWA for BLM’s public event will feature collectively organized healing workshops, performances, digital works, participatory exchanges, displays, and the distribution of materials throughout the museum.

Click here to learn more and get involved.

Follow BWA for BLM on Twitter (#BWAforBLM) and Instagram (@BWAforBLM).

UPDATE, Sept. 1: Free RSVPs are sold out from 4:30-7 PM but attendance is still possible by purchasing museum admission. The museum’s pay-as-you-wish hours begin at 7 PM.

BWA for BLM

14117813_10153959171319576_1624937112785145177_n
Day one of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter. Image and graphic courtesy Simone Leigh and BWA for BLM.

BWA for BLM includes the following artists:

Elia Alba, Omololu Refilwe Babatunde, Firelei Báez, Chloë Bass, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, Michelle Bishop, Janice Bond, Alicia Boone-Jean-Noel, Charlotte Brathwaite, Sheila Pree Bright, LaKela Brown, Tracy Brown, Rashida Bumbray, Crystal Z. Campbell, Alexis Caputo, Tanisha Christie, Andrea Chung, Elvira Clayton, Pamela Council, Aimee Meredith Cox, Vivian Crockett, Una-Kariim A. Cross, Stephanie A. Cunningham, Tamara Davidson, Joy Davis, Sonia Louise Davis, Danielle Dean, Lisa Dent, Abigail Deville, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, DJ Tara, Abby Dobson, Kimberly Drew, Dominique Duroseau, Tara Duvivier, Minkie English, Nona Faustine, Catherine Feliz, Yance Ford, Tia-Simone Gardner, Ja’Tovia M. Gary, Ebony Noelle Golden, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Stephanie Graham, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Deana Haggag, Carrie Hawks, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Lehna Huie, Rujeko Hockley, Kemi Ilesanmi, Ariel Jackson, Tomashi Jackson, Ashley James, Shani Jamila, E. Jane, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Steffani Jemison, Jacqueline Johnson, Natasha Johnson, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Jay Katelansky, Daniella Rose King, Nsenga Knight, Ya La’Ford, Geraldine Leibot, Toya A. Lillard, Simone Leigh, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Helen Marie, Brittany Martow, Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Tiona McClodden, Paloma McGregor, Nina Angela Mercer, Joiri Minaya, Jasmine Mitchell, Elissa Blount Moorhead, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Shervone Neckles, Jennifer Harrison Newman, Mendi Obadike, Lorraine O’Grady, Adenike Olanrewaju, Sherley C. Olopherne, Jennifer Harrison Packer, Sondra Perry, Shani Peters, Julia Phillips, Sharbreon Plummer, Mary Pryor, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Amber Robles-Gordon, Shellyne Rodriguez, Karen Rose, Clarivel Ruiz, Annie Seaton, Karen Seneferu, Derica Shields, Alexandria Smith, Tiffany Smith, Mikhaile Solomon, Kara Springer, Mary A. Valverde, Sam Vernon, Shannon Wallace, Camille Wanliss, Patrice Renee Washington, Fatimah White, Nafis White, Ayesha Williams, Saya Woolfalk, Lachell Workman, and Akeema-Zane.

See more articles tagged:  
CollectivismGenderHealthIdentityNew MuseumPublicRacial JusticeSimone Leigh
More Articles Like This One
  • Artwashing, or, Between Social Practice and Social Reproduction
  • Discovering the Art of Radical Wellness with Harriet’s Apothecary
  • Artist Sol Aramendi Fights Wage Theft with Apps for Power