After you’ve stopped by the party in the Art Library tomorrow, at 5 pm make sure to catch Kori Newkirk as he gives his public lecture. From the announcement:
“Kori Newkirk is a video and installation artist. His strategy to push signifiers associated with race into defiantly personal realms spans a range of media. Kori is currently exhibiting at the Studio Museum in Harlem. A solo exhibit, it is a ten year survey of his work from 1997 to 2007. Hailed as the first post-black artist (a term coined by Glenn Ligon in conversation with Thelma Golden), Bronx-born Newkirk was in the Whitney Biennial (2006), the Dakar Biennial in Senegal (2006), and Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art in Warsaw, Poland (2006). Kori’s Uncertain States of America was a traveling exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and more recently Kori’s work has been shown in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2008). Working in LA with a wide range of materials Kori’s Mayberry, a neon wall piece was shown in the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadephia. A mixed media artist working with a broad range of materials, Kori received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine, CA.