Stitching together an assemblage of videos, images, music, and prose, in this lecture Pleasure Activism and the Arts, Ifeanyi Awachie and Nydia A. Swaby will share how ‘pleasure activism’ informs their curatorial practice. The lecture will review programs Awachie and Swaby co-curated to explore pleasure through the work of Black feminist artists and thinkers.
This lecture is part of the series, How to Survive the End of the World is a four-part program exploring the ways in which artists and art workers express social, cultural and political philosophies through their art practice.
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Ifeanyi Awachie is an Atlanta-raised Igbo writer and curator based between New York and London. She has a B.A. in English and creative writing from Yale University and an M.A. in Global Creative and Cultural Industries from SOAS University of London. Ifeanyi is Founder, Director, and Chief Curator of AFRICA SALON UK, a global contemporary African arts festival.
Nydia A. Swaby is a Black feminist researcher, writer, and curator based in London. Her practice builds on theories of racial, gendered, diasporic, and queer formation, Black feminism, Black studies, and her previous experience working at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.