Curator’s Walkthrough of “Archival Alchemy”

With Saisha Grayson at Abrons Arts Center, April 27th, 6:30-8PM

Join Saisha Grayson, SAWCC’s 2017 visual arts exhibition curator, for a walkthrough of Archival Alchemy at Abrons Arts Center on April 27, 6:30-8PM. This tour will provide visitors with details about the exhibition, the artworks on view, and insight into Grayson’s curatorial process.

Saisha Grayson is a curator, writer, art historian and teacher focused on the intersections of contemporary art, feminist politics, and cultural activism. From 2011 to 2016, she was Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she organized the Museum’s presentation of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, curated Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, and co-curated Agitprop!. Most recently, she co-organized I want a president…(a collective reading – DC), a socially-engaged public art project that culminated in an action at The White House during the 2016 Creative Time Summit in DC. Grayson is also a Ph.D candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY where she is finishing her dissertation, Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman. Her writing has appeared in print and online journals, including n.paradoxa, Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ), e-flux and in museum and gallery publications.

With works on view by: Golnar Adili; Marium Agha; BLANK NOISE (Jasmeen Patheja and fellow Action Heroes: Sapna, Anon, Freshly Divorced, Unrelentless Furiosa); Priyanka Dasgupta; Sabba Elahi; Index of the Disappeared (Chitra Ganesh & Mariam Ghani); Amy Khoshbin; Maya Mackrandilal; Zinnia Naqvi; Yamini Nayar; Nirmal Raja; Patience Rustomji; Himali Singh Soin

Abrons Arts Center​, H​enry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York
Subway: F to Delancey Street; J, M to Essex Street; D, B trains to Grand Street

Left: Saisha Grayson; Right: view of Archival Alchemy exhibition from Abrons Art Center’s street-facing windows, photo by Steven Paneccasio