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Saturday, February 29 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Art Stories on Migration SPOTS OPEN

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Deborah Willis—a contemporary African-American artist, photographer, curator of photography, photographic historian, author, and educator—and Ellyn Toscano—New York University’s Senior Director for Programming, Partnerships and Community Engagement in Brooklyn—will lead Art Stories on Migration, an exploration of the migration of women as the totality of many stories through the arts. Women have been part of historic movements of peoples around the world; we have been uprooted and displaced and have fled war, persecution, and insecurity. The topic of migration helps us to think about creating art about memory, belonging and identity, borders and home, self-imagining, family and loss. By reflecting on the work of contemporary artists, photographers, and video artists who are exploring what it means to migrate, we aim to find deeper understanding in how identities are realized, rejected, performed, and desired.

Ernest J. Wilson, III will offer a provocation: "Third Space Thinking: A Perspective on Migration."

Session Leaders & Participants
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Deborah Willis

Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Deborah Willis, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of Slavery and Emancipation; contemporary women photographers... Read More →
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Ellyn Toscano

Senior Director for Programming, Partnerships and Community Engagement, New York University
Ellyn Toscano is New York University’s Senior Director for Programming, Partnerships and Community Engagement in Brooklyn. In this position, she is charged with fostering programming partnerships at the intersection of technology, new media and the arts, and establishing new programming... Read More →
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Ernest J. Wilson III

Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph.D., professor of communication and political science, is founder and director of the USC Center for Third Space Thinking, devoted to research, teaching and executive education on soft skills in the digital age. He is also a faculty fellow at USC Annenberg’s... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Warehouse, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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