The virtual visiting artist talk, Resistance is Love is Transformation is Love is Resistance, by the widely versatile Naima Lowe, is being hosted by the Art + Design Department on Wednesday, March 3, from 5:30-7:30pm. Students and the public are asked to register in advance. If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to register soon; space is limited.
Naima Lowe and her work cannot be placed into one, single category. Through video, installation, performance, drawing, sculpture, and many other collaborative projects, Naima—fueled by her love and curiosity for Black culture—interconnects her creative work and teaching practice through the notion that love is an act rebellion.
“My […] projects emerge from a critical core belief,” shares Naima in her artist statement, “Black culture production/utterance is expansive, inclusive, collaborative and always about teaching, learning and mentorship across generations.” By balancing the traditional and the unconventional through artistic improvisation learned from her family of Black creators, Naima celebrates, promotes, and lives the legacy they leave behind—one that embodies “Black ingenuity, creativity, generosity and survival.”
In this virtual lecture, Naima will discuss her creative process, teaching practice, and the influence and existence of love through the lenses of resistance and transformation.