“The Years They’ve Taken: Systemic Oppression, Black Bodies & the Materiality of Grief”
--A public dialogue between artists Sondra Perry & M. Carmen Lane
M. Carmen Lane and Sondra Perry met after the passing of Carmen’s grandmother in 2018. The artists’ interests in race, grief, mourning and the physicality of survival is both a subject and a material in their practice. This conversation is an extension of on going dialogue between the artists after their meeting during Perry’s installation of the work, “A Terrible Thing,” at MOCA Cleveland. Their curiosity in this moment: how to create meaning of this current uprising for racial justice while managing their own grief as it both contracts and expands during a global pandemic.
About the Artists:
M. Carmen Lane