PRIZM 2020 All times EST

PROGRAM

Nov 30

06:30 PM

PRIZM PREVIEW 2020
HOSTED BY CCH POUNDER

ZOOM

Prizm invites our Patrons to enjoy an evening hosted by Actress, Activist and Collector, CCH Pounder with Executive Director and Chief Curator of the New Orleans African American Museum, Gia Hamilton, and Independent Curator and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR Larry Ossei Mensah.

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JARED MCGRIFF

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Prizm & Art Seen 365 visit Miami-based artist Jared McGriff at his studio to learn more about his art-making process.

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MARK FLEURIDOR

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Prizm & Art Seen 365 visit Miami-based artist Mark Fleuridor at his studio to learn more about his art-making process.

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N. MASANI LANDFAIR

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Prizm & Art Seen 365 visit Georgia-based artist N.Masani Landfair at her studio to learn more about his art-making process.

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SOFÍA CÓRDOVA

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Prizm & Art Seen 365 visit Miami-based artist Sofía Córdova at her studio to learn more about his art-making process.
Born in 1985 in Carolina, Puerto Rico, and currently based in Miami, Florida, Sofía Córdova makes work that considers sci-fi as alternative history, dance music’s liberatory potential, the internet, colonial contamination, mystical objects, and extinction and mutation as evolution, within the matrix of class, gender, race, late capitalism, and its technologies.

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YANIRA COLLADO

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Yanira Collado lives and works, Miami, FL. Collado identifies as a Dominican born in New York. She attended Miami’s New World School of the Arts for high school, studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and later pursued studies in Early Childhood Education.

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IN THE STUDIO
MOREL DOUCET

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Morel Doucet (b. 1990) is a Miami-based multidisciplinary artist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. He employs ceramics, illustrations, and prints to examine the realities of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities. Through a contemporary reconfiguration of the black experience, his work catalogs a powerful record of environmental decay at the intersection of economic inequity, the commodification of industry, personal labor, and race.

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IN THE STUDIO
COLLECTING WITH CCH

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Actress, Activist, and Consummate Collector, CCH Pounder, shares her 2020 collecting journey in support of artists in what has been an unpredictable year on many fronts. Enjoy a tour of her new acquisitions and her gallery Corentyne Cottage House

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REMEMBERING
DR.DAVID C. DRISKELL

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In 2018, Prizm had the honor of hosting A living Legacy conversation featuring Distinguished University of Maryland Professor Emeritus of Art David C. Driskell in conversation with the David C. Driskell Center’s Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton as part of the “Living Legacy National Speaking Tour”. Their conversation highlighted Driskell’s contributions as an artist, scholar, and cultural historian and the contributions of African American artists to the American art canon. Dr. David C. Driskell was a giant, a mentor to many, and an unwavering ambassador for the arts.

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REMEMBERING
MARVIN FABIEN

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In 2017, Nyugen Smith(USA/Trinidad/Haiti) and Marvin Fabien (Dominica/Martinique) presented, Lest We Forget, a multi-sensory performance derived from their on-going dialog related to the impacts of hurricanes and climate change in the Caribbean and the most venerable parts of the United States. Marvin Fabien had a penchant for, through his hypnotic use of sound, conjuring the aesthetics of the popular music culture of the Caribbean whilst simultaneously rendering hair raising Digital Performances that address key issues affecting the Caribbean region. Fabien was easily becoming an indelible force in the continued development of contemporary practice in the Caribbean/Global South. May we continue to remember his work through our continued efforts to amplify Diasporic narratives and perspectives.

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Dec 1

06:30 PM

PRIZM X CMXNR

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On Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30-7:30 PM, Join PRIZM and CMXNR for a lively chat and for a curator tour and talk about emerging trends in art from the Diaspora with Mikhaile Solomon of Prizm Art Fair, Lauren N’Namdi of N’Namdi Contemporary, Tiana Webb Evans of Yard Concept, and Dejha Carrington of Commissioner. Panelists will discuss various topics including how to advance the novice collector’s access to art, strategies for building a collection, the role of institutions in building community, and more.

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Dec 10

05:30 PM

COLLECTING CULTURE
JAMAICA THEN AND NOW

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Susanne Fredricks art advisor, gallerist, and Founder and Director of Jamaica-based platform Suzie Wong Presents ‘the Caribbean, seen,’ and Tiana Webb Evans writer, cultural entrepreneur, and Founder and Creative Director of Yard Concept. discuss the historical and contemporary dynamics of collecting art in Jamaica.

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10:00 AM

WHEN LIBERTY BURNS
PRIZM FILM

SCREENING

An in-depth analysis of the 40th Anniversary of the life and untimely death of Arthur Lee McDuffie at the hands of Miami Dade police officers.

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Dec 11

7:00 PM

When Liberty Burns: A discussion with Dudley Alexis and Johanne Rahaman
moderated by Nadege Green

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Prizm presents a conversation between Filmmaker Dudley Alexis and exhibiting Prizm artist Johanne Rahaman moderated by storyteller and journalist, Nadege Green, in a discussion covering the events accounted in Alexis’s film, documenting Miami and South Florida through the lens of Rahaman, and black archival memory in Florida.

Programmed by Monica Sorelle

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Dec 12

12:00 PM

YARD CONCEPT X PRIZM
Yard Concept Reading Circle 06 | Poetics of Relation

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YARD CONCEPT X PRIZM ART FAIR
Yard Concept Reading Circle 06 | Poetics of Relation by Edouard Glissant | Saturday, December 12th at 12pm
Readers: Tiana Webb Evans, Nyugen Smith, Lucia Hierro, and Mikhaile Solomon

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Dec 21

05:30 PM

COLLECTING IN 2020
HOSTED BY CCH POUNDER

PRIZM PANEL

To conclude Prizm’s 8th Edition, we will end with a Collectors’ talk hosted by CCH Pounder in conversation with John Ellis, moderated by Halima Taha. The panel will share their 2020 collecting journey in support of artists in what has been an unpredictable year on many fronts. You can also enjoy a video tour of CC’s new acquisitions and her gallery Corentyne Cottage House in this video preparation for tomorrow’s chat. We look forward to seeing you online!

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Antoinette Ellis-Williams | Calabar Gallery

Paper and Acrylic on Canvas. Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams is Chair and Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at New Jersey City University where she teaches: Women, Hip Hop Spoken Word & Social Change; Women & Leadership; Race, Class, Gender Activism; Diversity & Difference; Black Womanhood. Dr. Ellis-Williams is a mixed abstract media artist, and poet. Her solo visual exhibit Girlhood/UnDone (October-November 2017) showed at NJCU. She is the author of Black Gardenias: A Collection of Poems, Stories, & Sayings From A Woman’s Heart (Semaj Publishing, 2013). Dr. Ellis-Williams is a playwright and actor. Her one-woman play Scarf Diaries premiered at NJPAC in 2017. Ellis-Williams is an award-winning filmmaker. Her documentary Lee Hagan: Connecting Generations (2016) won best short documentary at the Newark Black Film Festival. She is a highly sought after international public speaker and lecturer. Her TedX Talk Finding Justice in the Land of the Free (2015) tried to unpack her immigrant status in America. Dr. Ellis-Williams is a minister at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark where she calls home. She is a member of the board of trustees for the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice. Dr. Ellis-Williams earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy & Urban and Regional Planning. Immigrant. Mother. Wife. Citizen. Black Woman of God. Sister. Daughter. Grateful. My creative process is based on the idea of layering, recycling, reimagining, and mixing methods. Mixed media abstract collaging is at the heart of the process even when doing conceptual work. I am constantly searching beneath layers for hidden messages and light. For example, in some of my work, I combine my original work (acrylic and watercolor paintings, silk batik, digital photos, and drawings) with print and digital images found in magazines, newspapers, brochures, textiles, cards, and/or various objects. The image continues to evolve, shifting as the sociopolitical and cultural road map changes. My work explores the layers of my own identity—blackness, girl/womanhood, mother, wife, and immigrant—in the context of popular culture, power, politics, religion/faith, history, music, social movements, and socioeconomics. The work is a commentary on the textured lives of marginalized people. I create pieces as a way of unpacking rage, pain, contradictions, beauty, agency, and joy constantly trying to understand the complex history and narrative of blackness in the United States and black the diaspora. Social justice themes emerge in my work. Beware of the Shadows in the Park: This piece was created after the death of Ahmaud Arbery and when Amy Cooper harasses an African American birdwatcher in a park. It also takes into account the Exonerated Five. I want us to consider our democracy and the ugly parts of racism, sexism, classism, power, and privilege.