6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nathan Cummings Foundation, 475 Tenth Ave., 14th Fl.
Join us for a collective storytelling tour that explores the relationship between the creative process and locating truth.
Inspired by the work of the Black Gotham Experience, Kamau Ware will lead participants in a mobile conversation that brings to life the many creative strategies being employed by artists in the exhibition. Guided by a series of prompts and provocations, the group will walk from the boundaries of the gallery to the streets of the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood exploring and expanding upon truth, meaning and our lived experience. Join us as we unpack how truth itself is a creative process that can be investigated, interrupted and reconfigured.
To attend, you must RSVP.
- Friday February 23rd, 6-8pm | RSVP
- Saturday, February 24th, 6-8 pm | RSVP
- Saturday, March 3rd, 6-8 pm | RSVP
Kamau Ware is a multidimensional creative blending complementary yet disparate disciplines as an Artist and Historian. He is the Founder & Lead Creative of the flagship project, Black Gotham Experience (BGX), a visual storytelling project founded in 2010 that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City through a series of walking tours and graphic novels. BGX has been recognized by The Atlantic and The New York Times, Columbia University’s History in Action Project Award and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Ware has also received prominent commissions, including a public art display in New York City’s Financial District. Recent engagements include a joint presentation by the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Goldman Sachs, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY; the inaugural BLERD (Black + Nerd) City Conference, New York, NY; the American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Austin, TX; Creative Control Fest, Columbus, OH; and the New Museum’s IdeasCity in New York, NY.
Photo by Brad Ogbonna. Courtesy of Black Gotham Experience.