Born in Vancouver and now based in Berlin, Jeremy Shaw explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that attempt to capture transcendental experience. The artist draws on and often combines the strategies of documentary filmmaking, music video, conceptual art, and scientific research to create a space of ambiguity in which disparate belief systems and histories are thrown into interpretive limbo.
The Henry is excited to welcome Paul Mpagi Sepuya as this year’s Monsen Photography Lecture speaker. This annual lecture brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego.
His research and artwork centers around the “cultural landscape” primarily in communities in the African Diaspora in different parts of the world.
Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood will present her talk “Art, Abolition, and Black Feminist Activism” at Mills College’s Lisser Hall with a reception to follow.
Two artists collaborate to explore kinship, multigenerational learning, and community.
A daring but imperfect exhibition challenges notions of racism and colorism.
Liz Magor will talk about her recent studio work, how to entertain contradiction, and how to be untopical yet relevant.
All of Us All of Us centers on contemporary projects born of collaboration and mentorship and challenges the familiar concept of a solitary photographer addressing aesthetic, technical or socio-political concerns.
Expectations of gender and sexuality shape our social landscape.
The work of Brackens and Lovell Williams (in distanced conversation with a variety of Black makers of disparate origins, including farmers, writers, and caregivers), centers notions of collaboration and community at the heart of Black makership.