We are excited to share that CRRES Postdoctoral Fellow Vivek Vellanki and Tashal Brown's latest video work is being shown at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University from September 26, 2020, through April 10, 2021. The exhibition titled "Who Is a Citizen?" explores the topics of citizenship and racial equity through a hybrid media lens.
Find the exhibit description below:
Who Is a Citizen? presents new prose, poetry, and moving-image works made by MSU students in response to the videos in John Lucas and Claudia Rankine: Situations. The student artists explore hybrid media genres to advocate for racial equity and a more just society. Also on view are relevant artworks from the MSU Broad collection selected by the student artists to dialogue with their own works.
The exhibition offers responses to the evolving notion of citizenship, and expresses varied experiences of civic belonging in critical, personal, and politically resonant ways. The artists tell often-unheard stories and make visible structural barriers and injustices. We invite you to observe the current situation of citizenship in our MSU community and join us in imagining new forms of action.
Artists: Tashal Brown, Maggie Lupton, Gabrielle Paulina-Hamill, Hannah Ramirez, Vanessa Thompson, Vivek Vellanki, Kelsey Walker, Hakeem Weatherspoon