The New Social Environment#591

CANDYLADYBLACK: Amanda Williams

Featuring Williams, Zoë Hopkins, and Chloe Stagaman

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Amanda Williams joins Rail contributor Zoë Hopkins and Rail Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Nikki Wallschlaeger.

In this talk

Visit Amanda Williams: CANDYLADYBLACK, on view at Gagosian through July 8, 2022 →

Amanda Williams

A photo of artist Amanda Williams by Jacob Hand, courtesy of Gagosian.
Photo © Jacob Hand, courtesy of Gagosian
Visual artist who trained as an architect, Amanda Williams employs color as an operative means for drawing attention to the complex ways race informs how we assign value to the spaces we occupy. Williams’ installations, sculptures, paintings, and works on paper seek to inspire new ways of looking at the familiar and in the process, raise questions about the state of urban space and ownership in America. Her breakthrough series, Color(ed) Theory, a set of condemned south side of Chicago houses, painted in a monochrome palette derived from racially and culturally codified color associations, was recently named by the New York Times as one of the twenty-five most significant works of postwar architecture in the world.

Zoë Hopkins

Photo of Zoë Hopkins.
Writer Zoë Hopkins studies Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.

Chloe Stagaman

A photo of Chloe Stagaman.
The Brooklyn Rail’s Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman is a curator and writer who works at the intersection of art, architecture, and public space. She has an M.A. in Art History with a focus on contemporary art and photography from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and a B.A. in French and the History of Art and Architecture from DePaul University in Chicago.

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CANDYLADYBLACK: Amanda Williams

Featuring Williams, Zoë Hopkins, and Chloe Stagaman

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