Nona Faustine Simmons (I)
Thursday, March 05 - 12:00PM to 12:45PM
In the self-portrait series "White Shoes", Nona Faustine documents herself at locations that are part of the largely unknown 300 year old history of slavery in New York City. Landmarks such as City Hall that encompass the African Burial Ground, Wall Street site of the original slave market and other site specific places in New York City. Complex explorations that delve into folklore and anthropology, intense meditative reflections of a history Americans have not come to terms with. The images function as memorials she crafts, reconstructing a narrative of race, memory, and time.