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Artists dana washington-queen and Leila Weefur.

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Afrikana Artist Talks: dana washington-queen & Leila Weefur

Saturday, Sep 17

2:00 PM–3:00 PM


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As part of the 7th Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival (September 15–18), meet us at the ICA for a conversation between dana washington-queen and Leila Weefur, two California-based artists whose work is simultaneously on view in Richmond’s Arts District. 

dana washington-queen’s exhibition Resume at the Point of Interruption (on view at the ICA through January 8, 2023) is an experimental portrait of improvisatory Black life, a moving portrait that traces a continuum of interruption, suspension, and possible recovery.

Leila Weefur’s PLAY†PREY at 1708 Gallery recounts a relationship between God, the Church, and a queer Black child. The four-part film, and its accompanying architectural display, explore the playful impulses, innocence, and underlying violence implicated in the experience of queer Black children in the Christian Church.

This free talk is sponsored by the Institute for Contemporary Art, 1708 Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.