Opening Reception: time now for ghosts
Center for Afrofuturist Studies:
229 N Gilbert St,
Iowa City, IA 52245
Join us for an opening reception as part of Iowa City’s Downtown Gallery Walk, 5-8pm
time now for ghosts is the exploration of traditional nature, centered spiritualities, and realities as they are interpreted through the practices of Black artists working with an afrofuturist lens and hand. This is an exploration of the future, as we return to our pasts. time now for ghosts looks into the intersections of time and relativity, to expand our understanding of when - what does it look like for our ghosts to come from the future? along with the presence of the Black body, the Black consciousness within the natural world. Whether that world is terrestrial or beyond the cosmos.
time now for ghosts is a world of Black experiences concentrated into a living archive of sorts. These practices, and the works that culminate from them, are a living archive of the black body and the black consciousness within nature and beyond time.
Artists Keren Alfred, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Liz Gre, Franchesca LaMarre, and Ashley Page come together to present a living library of our collective pasts.
Curated by Jamillah Hinson, Center for Afrofuturist Studies curatorial resident, in the Public Space One gallery.