Rest is Power Exhibition Opening Reception

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, September 7 · 5 - 7:30pm 

Rest is Power is an exhibition that amplifies visual narratives of rest for global Black people. In a selection of artworks that span photography, painting and new media, the curators underscore Black rest as a radical act of resistance. In this exhibition, Dr. Joan Morgan, Kira Joy Williams and Dr. Deborah Willis explore rest as a healing modality for Black people.

The artists making connection to rest are: Kalila Ain, Zalika Azim, Daveed Baptiste, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Kennedi Carter, Renee Cox, Steven M. Cummings, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Lola Flash, Chris Friday, Cyd Fulton, Jamaica Gilmer, Allison Janae Hamilton, Chester Higgins, Deborah Jack, Savannah Faith Jackson, Lisa Leone, Tyler Mitchell, Stevia Ndoe, Gordon Parks, John Pinderhughes, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Jamel Shabazz, Cornelius Tulloch, Dae Tyas, Colette Veasey-Cullors, Adreinne Waheed, Carrie Mae Weems, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Kira Joy Williams, and Dr. Deborah Willis.

This exhibition is an initiative of the Black Rest Project (BRP) at the Center for Black Visual Culture at NYU. The Black Rest Project was inspired by artist, theologist and activist Tricia Hersey, who created the liberating framework of Rest is Resistance.

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