PRIZM 2021 All times EST

PROGRAM

Nov 30

6 - 8:30 pm

WEAVING IDENTITY
A CONVERSATION ON TEXTILE PRACTICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Prizm opens its ninth edition with our annual Prizm Preview event at Red Rooster in Overtown with visual artists Bisa Butler, Stephen Towns, and Amber Robles Gordon. This panel explores the power of contemporary visual art through the practices of the Diaspora’s most preeminent artists who innovate through the use of textiles. The panel will also share how their works are impacted by black existential thought. Cocktails and light bites provided by Vranken Pommery and Red Rooster.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2021 06:00 PM 11/30/2021 08:30 PM +00:00 WEAVING IDENTITY

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Prizm opens its ninth edition with our annual Prizm Preview event at Red Rooster in Overtown with visual artists Bisa Butler, Stephen Towns, and Amber Robles Gordon. This panel explores the power of contemporary visual art through the practices of the Diaspora’s most preeminent artists who innovate through the use of textiles. The panel will also share how their works are impacted by black existential thought. Cocktails and light bites provided by Vranken Pommery and Red Rooster.

Dec 1

5 - 6 PM

EXAMINING BLACK EXISTENTIALISM THROUGH A CURATED LENS
PRIZM PANELS

ZOOM

Join our panelists as they journey through texts by Octavia Butler and bell Hooks, Parable of the Sower and Salvation: Black People and Love. They will explore and discuss parallels and intersections between themes posited in these seminal texts and their own individual curatorial/artistic practices.

*Note this panel will be on ZOOM only

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Add to Calendar 12/01/2021 05:00 PM 12/01/2021 06:00 PM +00:00 EXAMINING BLACK EXISTENTIALISM THROUGH A CURATED LENS

Join our panelists as they journey through texts by Octavia Butler and bell Hooks, Parable of the Sower and Salvation: Black People and Love. They will explore and discuss parallels and intersections between themes posited in these seminal texts and their own individual curatorial/artistic practices.

*Note this panel will be on ZOOM only

Dec 3

5- 5:45 pm

CONNECTING SPACES THROUGH ART & DIPLOMACY
REDEFINING THE MUSEUM MODEL FOR AFRICA

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Connecting Diasporic Spaces through Art and Diplomacy: Redefining the Museum Model for Africa with Raphael Chikukwa (Director of National Gallery, Zimbabwe), Freda Isingoma (CEO of KIISA), and Odile Tevie (Founder of Nubuke Foundation)

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

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Add to Calendar 12/03/2021 05:00 PM 12/03/2021 05:45 PM +00:00 CONNECTING SPACES THROUGH ART & DIPLOMACY

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Connecting Diasporic Spaces through Art and Diplomacy: Redefining the Museum Model for Africa with Raphael Chikukwa (Director of National Gallery, Zimbabwe), Freda Isingoma (CEO of KIISA), and Odile Tevie (Founder of Nubuke Foundation)

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

6 - 6:45 pm

CREOLE-UNANSWERABLES
THE POSITIONING OF A CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN ARTIST, GEOFFREY HOLDER

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Creole-unanswerables: THE positioning of a Caribbean-American artist, Geoffrey Holder

Dr. Daniela Fifi, Ed.D an Art Educator and Curator that has worked in museums and galleries in the Caribbean and The United States. She is a doctoral graduate in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, New York, and a Master of Arts in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester, UK.

This presentation explores concepts of creolization that characterize the aesthetic and artistic production of the Caribbean-American artist, Geoffrey Holder during the Civil Rights movement. Holder defined his work as belonging in the realm of “unanswerables”, that is, positioning his artistic production within conversations of creolization that are centered on transculturalism, transnationalism, and hybridization.

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

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Add to Calendar 12/03/2021 06:00 PM 12/03/2021 06:45 PM +00:00 CREOLE-UNANSWERABLES

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Creole-unanswerables: THE positioning of a Caribbean-American artist, Geoffrey Holder

Dr. Daniela Fifi, Ed.D an Art Educator and Curator that has worked in museums and galleries in the Caribbean and The United States. She is a doctoral graduate in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, New York, and a Master of Arts in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester, UK.

This presentation explores concepts of creolization that characterize the aesthetic and artistic production of the Caribbean-American artist, Geoffrey Holder during the Civil Rights movement. Holder defined his work as belonging in the realm of “unanswerables”, that is, positioning his artistic production within conversations of creolization that are centered on transculturalism, transnationalism, and hybridization.

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

7 - 7:45 pm

PRIZM X LIGHTWORK PANEL
BLACK FREEDOM & THE QUEER COMMUNITY

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Prizm x Lightwork Panel: Black Freedom & the Queer Community

Speakers: Terrell Villiers x Octavia Yearwood
Selected passages from Audrey Lorde and James Baldwin will be discussed and dissected through the lens of an artist panel. The texts will provide a framework for questioning the ways in which these two critical thinkers have reimagined Black liberation within the queer identity. Panelists will speak about their own first-hand experience of being Black queer artists, creating safe spaces through art and community, and the work they do to upend and break down negative stereotypes of Black queer people within pre-existing Black communities, bring marginalized from within but also outside of these social groups.

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Add to Calendar 12/03/2021 07:00 PM 12/03/2021 07:45 PM +00:00 PRIZM X LIGHTWORK PANEL

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Prizm x Lightwork Panel: Black Freedom & the Queer Community

Speakers: Terrell Villiers x Octavia Yearwood
Selected passages from Audrey Lorde and James Baldwin will be discussed and dissected through the lens of an artist panel. The texts will provide a framework for questioning the ways in which these two critical thinkers have reimagined Black liberation within the queer identity. Panelists will speak about their own first-hand experience of being Black queer artists, creating safe spaces through art and community, and the work they do to upend and break down negative stereotypes of Black queer people within pre-existing Black communities, bring marginalized from within but also outside of these social groups.

Dec 4

1-1:45 pm

CULTURAL PRAXIS
SHAPING THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARTS ECOSYSTEM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

This panel will consist of artists, cultural producers, and educators whose grassroots efforts are contributory in strengthening South Africa’s existing arts ecosystem.

Panelists:
Thuli Mlambo James (Cultural Producer and Curator)
Andile Magengelele (Curator and co-founder of the Black Collectors Forum (BCF)
Senzeni Marasela (Visual Artist)
Nkhensani Mkhari (multidisciplinary Curator and Artist)

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

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Add to Calendar 12/04/2021 01:00 PM 12/04/2021 01:45 PM +00:00 CULTURAL PRAXIS

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

This panel will consist of artists, cultural producers, and educators whose grassroots efforts are contributory in strengthening South Africa’s existing arts ecosystem.

Panelists:
Thuli Mlambo James (Cultural Producer and Curator)
Andile Magengelele (Curator and co-founder of the Black Collectors Forum (BCF)
Senzeni Marasela (Visual Artist)
Nkhensani Mkhari (multidisciplinary Curator and Artist)

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

2 - 2:45 pm

EXPLORING PRESENCE
AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE UPPER SOUTH

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Join us for a conversation with writer/curator Angela N. Carroll and art historian/curator Dr. Leslie King Hammond about the release of their latest catalog and exhibition: Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South.

Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South, identifies a succinct selection of prolific visionaries who create from and are informed by the liminal realms between northeastern art metropolises and the South. Featured artists include Schroeder Cherry, Linda Day Clark, Oletha DeVane, Espi Frazier, Aziza Claudia Gibson Hunter, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Ed Love, Tom Miller, Joyce J Scott, and Paula Whaley. Though most were not born or bred in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD, they each found, grounded, educated, and affirmed themselves in the belly of Black enclaves situated at the border of the Mason Dixon line in a region colloquially known as Up’South or the Upper South. Exploring Presence reviews the projects, interventions, activations, and constructions that each artist engaged between 1970 and the contemporary moment.

Contributing writers include; Dr. Leslie King Hammond, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Charles Moore, Dr. Deborah Britt, Jermaine T. Bell, Martina Dodd, Sarah Stefana Smith, Deyane Moses, Maleke Glee, Monifa Asante Love, and Teri Henderson. Edited and curated by Angela N. Carroll.

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

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Add to Calendar 12/04/2021 02:00 PM 12/04/2021 02:45 PM +00:00 EXPLORING PRESENCE

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Join us for a conversation with writer/curator Angela N. Carroll and art historian/curator Dr. Leslie King Hammond about the release of their latest catalog and exhibition: Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South.

Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South, identifies a succinct selection of prolific visionaries who create from and are informed by the liminal realms between northeastern art metropolises and the South. Featured artists include Schroeder Cherry, Linda Day Clark, Oletha DeVane, Espi Frazier, Aziza Claudia Gibson Hunter, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Ed Love, Tom Miller, Joyce J Scott, and Paula Whaley. Though most were not born or bred in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD, they each found, grounded, educated, and affirmed themselves in the belly of Black enclaves situated at the border of the Mason Dixon line in a region colloquially known as Up’South or the Upper South. Exploring Presence reviews the projects, interventions, activations, and constructions that each artist engaged between 1970 and the contemporary moment.

Contributing writers include; Dr. Leslie King Hammond, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Charles Moore, Dr. Deborah Britt, Jermaine T. Bell, Martina Dodd, Sarah Stefana Smith, Deyane Moses, Maleke Glee, Monifa Asante Love, and Teri Henderson. Edited and curated by Angela N. Carroll.

*Note: Panelists will be remote. The Zoomcast can be viewed at Red Rooster or from your location via Zoom. Register for details.

3 - 3:45 pm

PRIZM X LIGHTWORK PANEL
RADICALLY REIMAGINING BLACK COMMUNITY IN THE ART WORLD - COLLABORATION THROUGH NONPROFITS, ART IN PUBLIC SPACES, & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Panelists: Mashonda Tifrere, Musa Anwarii, and Helina Metaferia
Framework: Panelists will introduce their journey into the art world through nontraditional paths building community along the way and the ways in which collaboration has been essential to their success in the art world. In addition, we will discuss how public art of the diaspora builds a bigger community bringing exceptional art to the masses. We will discuss the importance of the acquisition of Black art in corporate collections and why nonprofit organizations provide invaluable access to art and culture to larger more diverse communities.

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Add to Calendar 12/04/2021 03:00 PM 12/04/2021 03:45 PM +00:00 PRIZM X LIGHTWORK PANEL

Location: Red Rooster, Miami
920 NW Second Ave. Miami

Panelists: Mashonda Tifrere, Musa Anwarii, and Helina Metaferia
Framework: Panelists will introduce their journey into the art world through nontraditional paths building community along the way and the ways in which collaboration has been essential to their success in the art world. In addition, we will discuss how public art of the diaspora builds a bigger community bringing exceptional art to the masses. We will discuss the importance of the acquisition of Black art in corporate collections and why nonprofit organizations provide invaluable access to art and culture to larger more diverse communities.

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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Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 12:00 AM 11/30/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 PRIZM PREVIEW 2020

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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PRIZM X ART SEEN 365
JARED MCGRIFF

STUDIO SERIES

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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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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PRIZM X ART SEEN 365
MARK FLEURIDOR

STUDIO SERIES

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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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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PRIZM X ART SEEN 365
N. MASANI LANDFAIR

STUDIO SERIES

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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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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PRIZM X ART SEEN 365
SOFÍA CÓRDOVA

STUDIO SERIES

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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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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PRIZM X ART SEEN 365
YANIRA COLLADO

STUDIO SERIES

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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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

STUDIO SERIES

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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Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 12:00 AM 11/30/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 IN THE STUDIO

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

STUDIO SERIES

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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Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 12:00 AM 11/30/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 IN THE STUDIO

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

Prizm Panels

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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Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 12:00 AM 11/30/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 REMEMBERING

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

PRIZM PERFORM

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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Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 12:00 AM 11/30/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 REMEMBERING

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.

Dec 1

06:30 PM

PRIZM X CMXNR

PRIZM PANELS

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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Add to Calendar 12/01/2020 12:00 AM 12/01/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 PRIZM X CMXNR

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.

Dec 10

05:30 PM

COLLECTING CULTURE
JAMAICA THEN AND NOW

PRIZM PANELS

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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Add to Calendar 12/10/2020 12:00 AM 12/10/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 COLLECTING CULTURE

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.

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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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.

Dec 11

7:00 PM

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

PRIZM PANELS

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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Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 12:00 AM 12/11/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 When Liberty Burns: A discussion with Dudley Alexis and Johanne Rahaman

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

Dec 12

12:00 PM

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

PRIZM PANELS

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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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

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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Add to Calendar 12/21/2020 12:00 AM 12/21/2020 12:00 AM +00:00 COLLECTING IN 2020

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!

PRIZM 2021

PRIZM returns for its ninth edition, taking place from November 30th through December 19th, 2021. A Preview for our Patrons will take place from November 24st to 30th, 2020. PRIZM Art Fair 2021 will be available for online viewing through PRIZM’s website and Artsy.net. Film screenings and PRIZM’s panel program will be available through the fair’s website.

This year, PRIZM’s Mikhaile Solomon will present a curated exhibition entitled “Points of Contact. The special section will include 45 artists from various global locales including Congo, Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Maarten, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and the United States.

Enlisting the wisdom of global leaders in Black/African Existentialist thought, “Points of Contact” envisages black existentialism’s meaning in this contemporary moment through the various material praxes of Prizm 2021’s exhibiting artists, painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and photography. From this vantage point, we contemplate our complex and layered communal histories and it is our aim to encourage a deeper understanding of global African identity by evaluating its intersections within contemporary visual art.

Black existentialism, its precepts explored in the writings of scholars (Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Angela Davis, Sylvia Winter, bell hooks, James Baldwin, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, W.E.B. DuBois…) and in the literary works of authors who may not consider themselves black existentialist but present liberated existences in their texts (Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…) is a school of thought that interrogates and critiques domination and affirms the empowerment of Black people in the world. My deep dive provided some humanistic clarity in the murky waters we’ve been wading in these past few months.

The central question living at the core of many of the texts I read was “What would my life be, as a person of African heritage, if I didn’t have to consider, factor in, or negotiate around the construct of racism and other similar disruptive social maladies? What does a collective understanding of black existentialism mean for global African people and humanity at large?” Because as Broadus Butler posits in his essay Frederick Douglass: The Black Philosopher in the United States “African-American thought is human-centric.”

Prizm 2021’s Gallery Program includes an international roster from acclaimed galleries in Angola, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. Exhibition presentations by each gallery will reflect this year’s curatorial focus through the selection of works from various media including photography, video installation/new media/sculpture, drawings, paintings, and mixed media.

Masked Luncheon, 2021
Alanis Forde
Oil Paint on Canvas
30 x 30 in

Black Blood, No.10: : In the spirit of B.C. & Mollie Parker Franklin family, 2021
Ajamu Kojo
Mischtechnik on linen canvas
77.5 x 96 in.
196.9 x 243.8 cm
2021

Observación de influyentes: cultura y herencia Taino, el clima y el machismo (Observation of Influensers: Taino culture and heritage, the climate and machismo), 2020
Amber Robles-Gordon
mixed media collage on canvas
18 x24 in.
46 x 61 cm

There Will Be No Miracles Here, 2021
Antoine Williams
collage of wood

What a Preventer of Life-Loss 2, 2021
Ato Ribeiro
Repurposed Wood, Wood Glue
15 1/4 (w) x 15 1/4 (h) x 18 1/4 (d) in
38.7 x 38.7 x 46.4 cm

Callan Grecia
Headstone Chair and Seated Figure, 2021
Acrylic and spray paint on Bristol
23⅜ x 33⅛ in.
59.4 x 84.1 cm

Carl E Hazelwood
BlackHead Laughter, 2016
Cut Archival Papers, Graphite, Vinyl Tape, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Fake Pearls –
20 x 17¼ in
50.8 x 43.8 cm

Christa David
Laying Down your Burdens and Mine, 2021
Collage on Paper
8 x 10 in
20.3 x 25.4 cm

Cracks I, 2019
Damon Davis
Concrete and quartz
12 x 21 x 6 in

Power M, 2021
David Gumbs
Photography
19¾ x 15¾ in.
50 x 40 cm.

The sea is a Worksong, 2021
Deborah Jack
Collage, acrylic, gold leaf, salt crystals
30 x 44½ in
76.2 x 113 cm

Derrick Nxumalo
Residence II, 2021
Acrylic and pen on cotton needle point paper
39⅜ x 27½ in.
100 x 70 cm.

Summer Games, Francks F Deceus
Acrylic and collage on canvas
30 x 40 in.
76.2 x 101.6 cm.
2021

Picking Up the Pieces
Greatjoy Ndlovu
Oil paint & Charcoal on canvas
16 x 17 in
40 x 30 cm

Jared McGriff
Private Garden, 2021
Watercolor on Canvas paper
27 x 22½ in.
68.6 x 57.2 cm.

Untitled (Black Dollar), 2021
Jeffrey Kent
shredded US currency, glitter, acrylic, on canvas
62 x 84 in
157.5 x 213.4 cm

Betye, 2020
Jennifer Mack-Watkins
Silkscreen
9 x 12 inches
Edition 3/5

Lavett Ballard
Baby Girl, 2020
Collage/Mixed Media on Wood Slice
10 x 8 in.
25.4 x 20.3 cm.

Relentless Hosts III, 2020
Lehlogonolo Mashaba
Mixed media painting on BFK paper
20⅞ x 20⅞ in
53 x 53 cm

Leila Rose Fanner
Breathe Again I
Oil and oil pastel
152 x 100 in.
2021

Iso Lekusasa, 2021
Lindani Nyandeni
Mixed Media
39⅜ x 39⅜ in.
100 x100 cm.

Destabilizer, 2021
Lizette Chirrime
Fabric Collage Stitched on Canvas
48 x34 in.
122 x 86 cm

Maliza Kiasuwa
Gold Thread, 2021
rubber and thread
47 x16 in.
119 x 41 cm

Enveloped by the Sun #8 (Josie and Joana), Mark Fleuridor
Acrylic, Collage, and Glitter on Printed Paper (unframed)
51 x 47 in.
2021

Lauren, 2021
Marryam Moma
30×30
Handcut collage

McKinley Wallace III
Gaze, 2020
Acrylic and Digital Print on canvas on wood panel
24 x 20 in.
61 x 51 cm

Megan Lewis (b. 1989)
You know You still do, 2021
Oil and acrylic on fabric stretched on canvas
60 x 36 in.
152.4 x 91.4 cm.

Teff teffa, 2021
Meron Engida
Acrylic & Oil pigment stick on canvas
73 x62 in.
185 x 157 cm

Muramuzi Johnbosco
In the village compound, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
47¼ x 47¼ in.
120 x 120 cm

Imani Impulse, 1980
Silkscreen
38″ x 26″

End the beginning II, 2021
N. Masani Landfair
Collage on board
15 x 20 in

Convergence-In the Beginning, Napoleon Jones-Henderson
Enamel on Copper
37 x 39 x 2 in
94 x 99.1 x 5.1 cm
1996

ALGO-RIDDIM: A Bundlehouse Sonic Relief Pack, 2021
Nyugen E. Smith
Box set that includes: 14 track colored vinyl LP, 18 x 18 inch editioned 3-color screen printed flag,
editioned Relief Pack, booklet (includes: lyrics, contributors’ bios, essay), 12 x 12 inch poster, and thank you card from the artist
Edition of 50
Box set is 12.5 x 12.25 x 1.5 in.

Her Self worth is a hundred percent I, 2021
Oluwethu de Vos
Mixed Media
Pastel, charcoal, copper staples, and blowtorch on board
35⅜ x 59 in.
90 x 150 cm.

Summer in November, 2019
Pauline Marcelle
Mixed Media/Oil on Canvas

120cm x 180cm

Congregants
Phumulani Ntuli
Mixed media collage, paper transfer & acrylic on Canvas, 2019
65 x 105 in
165 x 267 cm

Selfportrait (Duality #2), 2021
Selena Jackson
Oil on Canvas
8 x 10 in

Senzeni Marasela
The Conversation, 2021
Red Cotton Thread on Cotton
55⅛ x 110¼ in.
140 x 280 cm.

SHAN Wallace
Miss Rebecca’s at Midnight, 2021
Collage, acrylic paint on Stonehenge paper
38 x 50 in.
96.5 x 127 cm.

Cora, 2021
Sipheshile Ntsungwana
Acrylic on Fabriano 200gsm
24 x 17⅜ in.
61 x 44 cm.

Tessa Alexander
Still I Rise
Watercolour and Collage on Paper
11 x 14 in.
28 x 36 cm
2021

Flower Boy, 2021
Tosin Kalejaye
Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas
50 x 50 in
127 x 127 cm

NOG: Nubian of Greatness, 2021
Turtel Onli
Acrylics on archival primed wooden panel
42 x 32 in
106.7 x 81.3 cm

Untitled, 2021
Wayne Hodge
Photo Collage, Metal leaf, Enamel on Wood panel
12 x 12 in
30.5 x 30.5 cm

New York Emergency Field Hospital, Wendell McShine
Acrylic Paint, Aerosol, Acrylic Resin, coffee, Plastic on Canvas
63W x 37.5H
2020

Yanira Collado
Untitled
Textile, paint, and cardboard in custom frame
24 x 43 ½ inches
2020

Defining Virtue and Vice, What Separates us Connects Us, 2021
Zoya Taylor
Acrylic on Canvas
130 x 100 in
330.2 x 254 cm

Imani Impulse, 1980
Silkscreen
38″ x 26″

Callan Grecia
Drop Shoulder Feint, 2021
Acrylic & Spray Paint on Paper
16½ x 23⅜ in.
42 x 59.4 cm

Observación de influyentes: cultura y herencia Taino, el clima y el machismo (Observation of Influensers: Taino culture and heritage, the climate and machismo), 2020
Amber Robles-Gordon
Mixed Media Collage on Canvas
18 x24 in.
46 x 61 cm

Summer in November, 2019
Pauline Marcelle
Mixed Media/Oil on Canvas
120cm x 180cm

Ada Pinkston

Upcoming Events

Prizm opens its ninth edition with our annual Prizm Preview event at Red Rooster in Overtown with visual artists Bisa Butler, Stephen Towns, Amber Robles Gordon, and Noel W. Anderson. This panel explores the power of contemporary visual art through the practices of the Diaspora’s most preeminent artists who innovate through the use of textiles. The panel will also share how their works are impacted by black existential thought. Cocktails and light bites provided by Vranken Pommery and Red Rooster.

PRIZM PANELS (ZOOM)

Dec. 1 | 5 - 6 pm

Examining Black Existentialism through a Curatorial Lens with Visual Artists Amber Robles Gordon and Zoe Charlton, Independent Curator, Larry Ossei Mensah, and Director of Prizm, Mikhaile Solomon.

PRIZM PANELS (IN-PERSON & ZOOM)

5-5:45 pm

Connecting Diasporic Spaces through Art and Diplomacy: Redefining the Museum Model for Africa with Freda Isingoma (CEO of KIISA), Odile Tevie (Nubuke Foundation), and Raphael Chikukwa (National Gallery of Zimbabwe).

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