Amir George and Erin Christovale of Black Radical Imagination present a special screening program featuring short films by Jamilah Sabur, Suné Woods, Vashti Harrison, and Ephraim Asili.
Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. The program has grown out of a series of discussions about the boundaries and limitations that people of color have historically faced in the realm of the cinematic. Focusing on new stories within the Diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision of postmodern society through the state of contemporary black culture. An artistic movement as well as a school of thought, Black Radical Imagination uses cinema to explore the aesthetics of afrofuturism, afrosurrealism, and the magnificent.
The screening is followed by a conversation with curator Amir George and filmmakers Ephraim Asili and Erin Christovale.
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and moving images the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.
MoMA PS1 offers one of the most extensive museum programs dedicated to live art in the world, representing a core component of the institution's mission since its founding.
VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant, Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant, and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer, and Lucy Lie, Production Coordinator.
VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program for five years since its inception.