Artworks
Performance
33 minutes
2013
Performance
15 minutes
2014
Performance
8 weeks
2013
Dance, Performance
2013
Performance
2 hours
2012
Dance
20 minutes
2012
Performative Lecture
20 minutes
2012
Participatory Performance
4 hours
2011

Activity

  • Intro-diction. In describing the Black Arts Movement in her essay “Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and 21st Century Aesthetics”, scholar Margo Natalie Crawford describes a pliable blackness: a blackness which can be shaped and unshaped. Crawford states, “Black post-blackness is the circular inseparability of the lived experience of blackness and the translation of that lived experience into the world-opening possibilities of art.” (2) The world-opening possibility brings wi…
  • Intro-diction. In describing the Black Arts Movement in her essay “Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and 21st Century Aesthetics”, scholar Margo Natalie Crawford describes a pliable blackness: a blackness which can be shaped and unshaped. Crawford states, “Black post-blackness is the circular inseparability of the lived experience of blackness and the translation of that lived experience into the world-opening possibilities of art.” (2) The world-opening possibility brings wi…
  • Intro-diction. In describing the Black Arts Movement in her essay “Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and 21st Century Aesthetics”, scholar Margo Natalie Crawford describes a pliable blackness: a blackness which can be shaped and unshaped. Crawford states, “Black post-blackness is the circular inseparability of the lived experience of blackness and the translation of that lived experience into the world-opening possibilities of art.” (2) The world-opening possibility brings wi…
  • Poet and graphic designer Chaun Webster draws from an interest in the work of sign in graffiti, the layering of collage, and the visuality of text.  These methods are used in Webster’s work to investigate race – specifically the instability of blackness and black subjectivities, geography, memory, and the body.  Correspondingly much of these investigations engage the question of absence, how to archive what is missing from the landscape particularly as a number of communities watch in real…
  • Poet and graphic designer Chaun Webster draws from an interest in the work of sign in graffiti, the layering of collage, and the visuality of text.  These methods are used in Webster’s work to investigate race – specifically the instability of blackness and black subjectivities, geography, memory, and the body.  Correspondingly much of these investigations engage the question of absence, how to archive what is missing from the landscape particularly as a number of communities watch in real…
  • Lady Xok at MN Original video shoot. Photo: Tania Galaviz. I’m mixed Salvadoran-Norwegian-American with immigrant, rural, and urban roots, and an enrolled tribal member of the Maya-Lenca Indigenous Nation from a time before federal borders existed. Intersectional artists like me challenge people’s belief systems by our very being. Both El Salvador and Norway have a rich history of folk arts. In college, I became obsessed with the idea of folk art’s value—how it is often made from leftove…
  • Mn Artists Presents: Essma Imady August 23, 5-9 pm Walker Art Center, Free Mn Artists, the Walker’s platform for local artists, brings its online network live and into the museum. A local artist guest-curates performances, temporary installations, and other projects. Connect with local artists of all disciplines, and engage with the questions driving the MN arts community. Who can art speak for? To investigate the question of representation, artists in Minnesota are connecting with artists …
  • Mn Artists Presents: Essma Imady August 23, 5-9 pm Walker Art Center, Free Mn Artists, the Walker’s platform for local artists, brings its online network live and into the museum. A local artist guest-curates performances, temporary installations, and other projects. Connect with local artists of all disciplines, and engage with the questions driving the MN arts community. Who can art speak for? To investigate the question of representation, artists in Minnesota will be connected with artis…
  • Mn Artists Presents: Essma Imady August 23, 5-9 pm Walker Art Center, Free Mn Artists, the Walker’s platform for local artists, brings its online network live and into the museum. A local artist guest-curates performances, temporary installations, and other projects. Connect with local artists of all disciplines, and engage with the questions driving the MN arts community. Who can art speak for? To investigate the question of representation, artists in Minnesota will be connected with artis…
  • Mn Artists Presents: Essma Imady August 23, 5-9 pm Walker Art Center, Free Mn Artists, the Walker’s platform for local artists, brings its online network live and into the museum. A local artist guest-curates performances, temporary installations, and other projects. Connect with local artists of all disciplines, and engage with the questions driving the MN arts community. Who can art speak for? To investigate the question of representation, artists in Minnesota will be connected with artis…