The Whitney Biennial goes Millennial! With 75% of the artists under the age of 40, this exhibition really reflects a generational change. We speak with artists Brendan Fernandes and Tiona Nekkia McClodden; curators Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta; the legendary Arnold Lehman and Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief of Hyperallergic.
This episode features the Museum of Impact, a pop-up reflecting culture in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. We talk to founder Monica O. Montgomery and arts partners Danza Azteca Chichimeca, Five Boro Story Project, and IMI Corona.
Belinda Becker reviews DanceAfrica 2015 at Brooklyn Academy of Music. This episode discusses dance across the African diaspora, including Haiti, Brazil and Cuba. She also talks about warrior dances, Black Lives Matter, and resistance. Performance by Afro-Brazilian dance troupe Balé Folclórico da Bahia.
Lauren Chief Elk reviews “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She discusses beadwork, headdresses, and representations of Natives. Chief Elk is a Nakoda/Lakota writer, data artist, and co-founder of the Save Wiyabi Project.