WCAPS ART FORUM
WCAPS Art Forum Curator
Hannah Traore is a recent graduate of Skidmore College where she received a Magna Cum Laude in Art History with a minor in Studio Art & Honors Forum. She recently was curator of "Africa Pop Studio" at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore, and is Founder and Director of Arts Day at the YMCA, Saratoga Springs, New York.
THU 6/21 | SCREENING & DISCUSSION | WOMEN, RACE, AND DIGNITY: THIS AIN’T A EULOGY
Below is the video recording from the WCAPS Art Forum’s inaugural event: a screening of Taja Lindley’s short film, This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering. The screening was followed by a discussion between Lindley and Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on the intersections of women, race, and dignity in our society, through the lens of art and policy. The event was presented by Art to Zebras, New York University Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and WCAPS. The event took place at the Hemisphere Institute in New York.
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Taja Lineley, and Hannah Traore, at the June 21st WCAPS Peace, Security and Art event also hosted by the NYU Hemispheric Institute and with Art for Zebras.
"Make Change" Anoushaka Shankar, India
Based on Taja Lindley's solo healing performance ritual that debuted at La Mama's SQUIRTS in 2015, "This Ain't A Eulogy" is drawing parallels between discarded materials and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. People in the African Diaspora have a long history of repurposing, remixing, and transforming oppressive systems into valuable cultural practices.
Interview with Taja Lindley
Art from Joanne Michelle Ocampo, WCAPS Youth Ambassador
A limited number of prints are available from Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo's art below. Prices vary according to size, print and other materials. Proceeds go to WCAPS and other non-governmental organizations supporting work in health, security, and promoting diversity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.