Small School presents Honoring the Forgotten through Public Art: Dialogue on Community with Kayla Coleman and Kenseth Armstead
This event is part of the Small School fall visiting artist lecture series at the NCMA and is co-sponsored by Raleigh Arts and the Visual Art Exchange.
Kenseth Armstead has created provocative conceptual art for three decades. His work has been included in pivotal explorations of history, American culture, ethnicity, and institution-defining moments. He has participated in such exhibitions as Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art; It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks, Central Park, New York; Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Race in Digital Space, List Visual Arts Center, MIT; Veni Vidi Video, Studio Museum in Harlem; Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum; Edited at EAI: Video Interference, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York; and Modern Heroics: 75 years of African American Expressionism, Newark Museum of Art.
Kayla Coleman is director of the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh. Previously she served as the deputy director of public art for New York City, where she commissioned hundreds of site-specific projects in a variety of media by artists whose sensibilities reflect the diversity of New York. Her experience as an arts leader also includes working as an independent curator, arts writer, and lecturer.
Image: Courtesy of Kenseth Armstead