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The Need for Black Refuge
March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Artspace New Haven for a conversation with artist Tsedaye Makonnen and writer and scholar Rahawa Haile, whose 2015 article “A Low and Distant Paradise” examines the history of Eritrea and Eritreans in the twenty-first century. Haile’s work is the source of the title of Makonnen’s 2019 Venice Biennale Protest Performance when drowning is the best option. Their discussion will center on migration, refuge, surveillance, containment, capital, and the nonlinear present.
The Need for Black Refuge is held in conjunction with an Artspace performance commission by artist Tsedaye Makonnen debuting on Saturday, March 19th at 3:00 pm at Long Wharf Pier. This program is part of the programming series for the exhibition Dyschronics, on view from February 11–April 16, 2022.
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