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Art21 Public Program with Laylah Ali
Join Art21 for a special artist talk with Laylah Ali.

In celebration of the new Explore area of Art21.org (art21.org/explore), Art21 will be hosting public programs around the themes, mediums, and narratives collected by Art21 staff. The "World Building" theme groups artists generating fictions rich with interrelated characters, stories, symbols, and themes.

The program will center on Laylah Ali's presentation with time for Q&A at the end.

RSVP below to attend.

Jan 27, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Laylah Ali
Laylah Ali is a visual artist whose main focus over her career has been paintings and drawings, though she has also worked in performance and online media. She has described her work as dealing “with the amalgam of race, power, gendering, ambition, human frailty, murky politics, and the other complex combinations that we so often treat as separate entities.” Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis among many others. Ali has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, United States Artists Fellowship, William H. Johnson Prize, and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Artist Prize. Her work and process were highlighted in season 3 of the Art21 series.