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  • NYS Writers Institute

Our new "Artist to Artist: Addressing This Moment" series begins today.

We're bringing together three artists -- a visual artist, a writer and a performer -- whose work has been previously presented at UAlbany for conversations about the arts in this time of the coronavirus pandemic, a reckoning on systemic racism, and civil unrest. The series addresses an urgent need for social and cultural dialogue.

Today's featured guests:

Baseera Khan is a Brooklyn-based artist and Muslim American who sublimates colonial histories through performance and sculpture in order to map geographies of the future.

Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright, theater maker, performer and artistic director of a Berlin-based theater company whose works have been translated into more than 30 languages and performed globally in over 50 countries. His play "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" had a nine-month off-Broadway run.

Damon Young is a journalist, humorist and author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, a memoir about surviving in a world where “existing while Black is an extreme sport.” He is also senior editor for The Root and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine, VerySmartBrothas. 

The Artist to Artist series is presented by the UAlbany Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, and the NYS Writers Institute.

Support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Visit for more information on this new series.


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