The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Mark Bradford—Making a Path

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Mark Bradford. Photo by Francesca Bottazzin.

How do you make a path to power where none exists?

How do you assess a community’s needs and create access for a community to self-determine? The first event of the BMA’s new series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), brings together one of the most accomplished artists of his generation, Mark Bradford, and BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford for a conversation exploring how the artist grapples with these and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work. Afterward, take part in a community conversation around issues of access, then stay for light refreshments and performances by Baltimore-based musician Clarence Ward III, poet Kondwani Fidel, and DJ Pierre Bennu.

November 11 · 12:00pm – 3:30pm Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Free, Reservations Required

Please note this event will be held at Union Baptist Church, located at 1219 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.

The BMA’s new event series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), invites nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, writers, and thought-leaders to consider key ideas at the intersection of art, race, and social justice—and imagining the futures we want. The series borrows its title from an essay by science fiction author Samuel Delaney who argues for the role of creative speculation in making a more just future. The BMA is encouraging communities throughout Baltimore to come together for these creative conversations.

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