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Brooklyn Talks: “White Shoes” with Nona Faustine

Feb 11 | Fri |
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Artist Nona Faustine discusses her new book White Shoes in a conversation with book contributors Jessica Lanay, Pamela Sneed, and Seph Rodney. White Shoes is a collection of self-portraits taken in locations around New York that were the sites of slave auctions, burial grounds, slave-owning farms, and the coastal locations where slave ships docked. Faustine confronts the city’s once significant—and now largely obscured and unacknowledged—involvement in the slave trade, in solidarity with the people whose names and memories have been lost but are embedded in the land. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

Tickets are $16 and include after-hours access to The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time. Member tickets are $14. Tickets including a signed copy of White Shoes are $65. Not a Member? Join today! You can also watch this event live on YouTube.

All visitors 5 and older must show proof of vaccination. Visitors 18 and older are also required to show a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at [email protected] Image caption and credit: Nona Faustine (born Brooklyn, New York, 1977). ‘There are few markers left but your black body is the marker. The land does hold the memory of your existence. You only have to put it there in its natural state to remember. – Harriet Tubman’, Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island, New York, 2021. Published in White Shoes (MACK, 2021). (Photo: Courtesy of the artist and MACK)

Venue: Brooklyn Museum

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