Kamau Ware & Risë Wilson: On Art, History, and Public Space

Belvedere Plaza Battery Park City Esplanade, New York, NY

Art leaders Kamau Ware and Risë Wilson will discuss public art as an avenue for discovering and revealing untold histories.

Multidimensional artist and historian Kamau Ware is Founder of Black Gotham Experience (BGX), an immersive multimedia project that reimagines the spaces directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories, Ware has become a voice to fill the visual abyss of Black New York history with research and illuminating creativity.

Risë Wilson founded The Laundromat Project in 1999, an award-winning organization that connects artists and communities of color to their capacity to envision the world in which we all want to live, and the skills sets to make it so. Her twenty-year tenure in arts and culture has spanned philanthropic practice, strategic planning, artist development, and public engagement. Risë’s work in all its forms is preoccupied with dislodging herself from the bear-traps of oppression to help her kinfolk do the same.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interventions---Mildred Howard: In the Line of Fire and Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter and Life, free and on view at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, a BPCA partnership.