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In conjunction with her exhibition Rope/Fire/Water, Howardena Pindell speaks with Adeze Wilford, exhibition organizer and assistant curator at The Shed, and Ashley James, associate curator of contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum, to explore the personal and professional paths that she has taken throughout her life and career. The three will also delve deeper into the themes and artworks included in the exhibition.
As a groundbreaking artist, curator, critic, educator, and activist, Pindell has influenced generations of people working in those fields. The Pindell’s Legacy series of online conversations celebrates the ways colleagues from different fields have felt the artist’s impact both personally and professionally.
For the public programs that accompany Pindell’s exhibition, The Shed has invited a broad roster of artists, thinkers, activists, and representatives of other cultural organizations to celebrate the artist’s pioneering, multifaceted work. Together, these participants will contextualize Pindell’s work in this critical moment in US history, reflecting on the past and thinking critically about the present, with the goal of reimagining and building new, collective paths to a radically equitable future.