Crawl Stop #1
Our first Crawl Stop offers a new, virtual exploration of 202021: a new constellation, which is a public art installation in the Cultural District, curated by Tereneh Idia. The installation celebrates the work of 12 exciting Pittsburgh-based artists: Bekezela Mguni, Charmette Young, Chris Ivey, Daontay Knight, DS Kinsel, LaVerne Kemp, Lavish Lamb, Njaimeh Njie, Patrice McKinzie, Shori Sims, Steven Montinar, and Wavy Wednesday.
Time-Lapsed Exhibition Walkthrough
Curator Tereneh Idia says that “The art, the space between and the act of you moving to view the art, creates a new celestial body; a ground constellation; a space for celebration of Black creativity and people.” In addition to the new online exhibition, this time-lapsed video mimics the experience of moving from one location to another to view the work.
Featuring new photography of each work at its installation site, audio commentary from some participating artists, and an easy-to-navigate online layout, the new virtual exhibition is available only online and brings the Downtown installation to you. Hear from the exhibition’s curator, Tereneh Idia, as she describes the meaning behind the work.
A Visit with LaVerne Kemp
Get behind the scenes with artist LaVerne Kemp. LaVerne welcomes us into her home to give us insight into her artistic process.
Lunchtime Conversation — April 9
Curator Tereneh Idia and artists featured in the exhibition convened for a live, lunchtime conversation on Friday, April 9 at 12 pm EST. Watch a replay of the conversation below!