Jan
28
2022

BURN: Origins & Resistance by Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Visual Arts Gallery
red sister reflecting artwork

NJCU Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to hold an exhibition of Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Professor of Women & Gender Studies, from January 28 through March 3.

The BURN Project is a multi-disciplinary project which rethinks and explores the many ways black women experience “Burn” (e.g. unemployment, appropriation, dismissal, isolation, gentrification, cooptation, physical and sexual abuse, exploitation, etc.) and simultaneously their unique agency to set things on “Fiya” (aka fire) and heal.

During her sabbatical from NJCU in Fall 2020, she began ethnographic research by interviewing 14 women, created new visual art and literary works to develop multimedia installations. Utilizing gender theories of intersectionality, black feminism, and healing paradigms, The BURN Project unpacks and explores some of the historical, sociopolitical, economic and cultural contexts in which black women suffer(ed) “Burn” locally, nationally and globally.

Artist Talk: February 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Dr. Midori Yoshimoto (myoshimoto@njcu.edu)