Howardena Pindell has inspired several generations of artists by engaging with a form of abstraction that is rooted firmly in social reality and creating new worlds of possibility and connection. In conjunction with the exhibition Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, a group of artists, including Torkwase Dyson, Samuel Levi Jones, and Julie Mehretu, speak with Pindell about their own artistic practices and their connections to Pindell’s expansive body of work. The conversation will be moderated by the exhibition’s curator, Adeze Wilford.
As a groundbreaking artist, curator, critic, educator, and activist, Howardena Pindell has influenced generations of people working in those fields. The Pindell’s Legacy series of online conversations celebrates the ways colleagues from different fields have felt the artist’s impact both personally and professionally.
The Shed has invited a broad roster of artists, thinkers, activists, and representatives of other cultural organizations to celebrate the artist’s pioneering, multifaceted work via public programs that accompany the exhibition. Together, these participants will contextualize Pindell’s work in this critical moment in US history, reflecting on the past and thinking critically about the present, with the goal of reimagining and building new, collective paths to a radically equitable future.