Kandis Williams Artist Talk

Kandis Williams Artist Talk

14 Apr
  • [PAST] April 14th, 2022
  • 6pm
  • 520 East 1st Ave, V5T 0H2 Vancouver, BC
  • Talk
  • Libby Leshgold Gallery
  • Free event, no registration required.
  • More info

Please join us for a talk presented by artist Kandis Williams, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6pm. This talk is held in conjunction with Williams’ work, Triadic Ballet, currently presented on the Urban Screen until June 30, 2022.

Kandis Williams (b.1985) is a visual artist whose practice spans collage, sculpture, film, performance, writing, publishing, and curating. She explores and deconstructs critical theory around race, nationalism, authority, and eroticism. Her work examines the body as a site of experience while drawing upon her background in dramaturgy to envision spaces that accommodate the varied biopolitical economies, which inform how form and movement might be read. Williams establishes indices that network parts of the anatomy, regions of Black diaspora, as well as communication and obfuscation, relaying how popular culture and myth are interconnected. Williams is also the founder and editor-at-large of Cassandra Press, an artist-run publishing and educational platform producing lo-fi printed matter, classrooms, projects, artist books, and exhibitions. The platform’s intention is to disseminate ideas, distribute new language, propagate dialogue centering ethics, aesthetics, femme driven activism, and black scholarship.

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