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Adrienne Edwards

Adrienne Edwards is a New York-based curator, scholar, and writer who is currently the Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Some Thoughts on a Constellation of Things Seen and Felt

This summer’s persistent melee of images and videos circulating in news reports and on social media of the extrajudicial, gratuitously violent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the collective uprisings they incited under the mantra Black Lives Matter drew me out of the intensity of that present moment and into a descent imbricated and wedded by the beholding of the inextricable combinatory assembly that is embodied Blackness, acts of barbarity, and a yearning for intimacy.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2020

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