The school year is right around the corner, so it’s time to reflect on the summer that is (in this land of endless summer, paradoxically,) ending. And, what a productive summer. In addition to mounting Radio Silence and simultaneously launching Estuary, artist/curator/educator Khaulah Naima Nuruddin invited me to co-curate both Sankofa: For The Record at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum where she is the Curator and Exhibitions Manager and Sankofa: The Record extends at Arts WAREHOUSE. Both the Spady Museum and Arts WAREHOUSE are located in Downtown Delray Beach, thus the two exhibitions engage in a call-and-response across streets, neighborhoods, and approaches to making art around ideas of history, home, education, and community.
At the Spady Museum, Sankofa: For The Record is on view through August 17, 2019 and “considers how we are shaped by the past to see, understand, and express our selves.” The installation acknowledges the Spady Museum‘s devotion to history and is accompanied by a wealth of contextual information from the institution’s archives.
Through August 31, 2019, The Record extends at Arts WAREHOUSE and “asks the viewer to consider the diverse methods Contemporary artists use to share their experiences, ruminations, observations, and perspectives… [as they] explore themes of home as a space of security, personal and public memory, the individual and environments, and the effects of social manipulation.”