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Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar.
Fantasy America invites artists Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar, and Chloe Wise to revisit Andy Warhol’s publication America (1985) and contribute through their own artistic practices. Each of these five artists produces work that offers a complex picture of contemporary American life.
Nona Faustine is a native New Yorker and award winning photographer. In 2019 she was distinguished with the New York Foundation Arts award in Photography, BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and Finalist in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Competition. Her work focuses on history, identity, representation, evoking a critical and emotional understanding of the past and proposes a deeper examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes. Faustine’s work has been exhibited at Harvard University, Rutgers University, Maryland State University, Studio Museum of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, the International Center of Photography, Saint Johns Divine Cathedral, Tomie Ohtake Institute in Brazil among others. Her work is in the collection of the David C. Driskell Center at Maryland State University, Studio Museum of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum and the Carnegie Museum, In 2020 her work was acquired by the North Dakota Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota, Brandesis University the Johnson Museum, Minnesota Institute of Art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Faustine’s My Country series will be on view at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Fantasy America March, 2021.