Beatrice Glow with Rudi Fofid, Alexandre Giradeu, and Pauchi Sasaki, O Banda, Rhunhattan Project, 2017 (still, detail)

Artists in Conversation: Oceanic Pasts and Currents

Artists in Conversation

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 4:00 pm

In conjunction with A Thousand Secrets

During this 90-minute session, artists Beatrice Glow and Deborah Jack will reflect upon their creative process and inspirations, the role of oceanic thought and histories within their work, and how legacies of colonialism continue to shape our present reality. Facilitated by the curator of A Thousand Secrets, Mae A. Miller, they will explore the radical possibilities of learning across oceans, genres, and storytelling traditions.

Beatrice Glow is an interdisciplinary and multisensory artist working in service of public history and just futures. Through diasporic and decolonial lens, she interrogates the visual languages of luxury and power derived through the exploitation of botanical life. Her solo exhibitions include Once the Smoke Clears, Baltimore Museum of Art, 2022, Forts and Flowers, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan, 2019, and Aromérica Parfumeur, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile, 2016. Her work has been supported by Yale-NUS College, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, and the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Deborah Jack is a St. Maarten and Jersey City based multi-disciplinary artist who works in video/sound installation, photography, painting and text. Her work engages a variety of strategies for mining the intersections of histories, cultural memory, ecology, and climate change, while negotiating a global present. She has exhibited at Perez Art Museum of Miami, Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, SITE Santa Fe, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, with reviews in Hyperallergic, Frieze, Artsy and the New York Times. In Fall 2021 Deborah Jack: 20 Years was presented at Pen + Brush in New York City.