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Ekene launched Breathing Pavilion, his first public artwork in NYC co-produced by Van Alen Institute and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, on view at The Plaza at 300 Ashland in Brooklyn from May 11. Read more here.

Public programming features in person solo music performances on Tuesdays at 7pm by Kalia Vandever, Melanie Charles, Joel Ross, Baba Don Babatunde, Neil Clarke, Lakecia Benjamin, Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School, and Keyon Harrold. Performances will be live streamed on Van Alen’s Instagram.
Ekene and his lab Poetic Justice launched a new edition of A Counting for St. Louis, on virtual view at CAM St. Louis, and a call for participation for a new sign language edition: all of which are featured in the New York Times Arts Briefly! Read here and participate by visiting here or calling 844-959-3197.

In the article, Ekene says “I started thinking about what it would mean to count to a whole in a way that uses everyone’s voice. With A Counting, everyone will be heard or seen, and the artwork will constantly evolve into a more whole representation of society.”
Ekene’s Black Mobility Seminar was profiled in the Boston Globe Arts Section! The second to last panel will be on Working while Black with Tanya Wallace-Gobern (National Black Worker Center Project) and Thomas Shapiro (Brandeis University) on April 6th. Read more here and here.

Guests for past panels this semester include John Akomfrah, Garrett Bradley, Anthony Abraham Jack (The Privileged Poor), Stefan Lallinger (Bridges Collaborative), Darryl Pinckney (Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy), Nsé Ufot (New Georgia Project), Frank Baumgartner (Suspect Citizen: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race), Gretchen Sorin (Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights).
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Studio Ijeoma
19 Morris Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205-1095