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In Discussion: Kandis Williams + Amber Esseiva

On Nov. 12, 2020, ICA Associate Curator Amber Esseiva and artist Kandis Williams sat down for a discussion about Williams’s new commissioned exhibition "A Field"

"A Field" considers horticultural environments as backdrop to explore the ways in which people, much like the crops they cultivate, can be subject to exploitation and control. This discussion will be dedicated to presenting the research topics related to this exhibition that will be further explored through a series of programs and publishing initiatives with the public.

Art history lecture: Kandis Williams

This talk on Kandis Williams is led by Nika Chilewich, curatorial assistant.

This is a recording of a program broadcast live on April 7, 2021.

Kandis Williams - Being There: Tuesday Evenings with the Modern

Kandis Williams presents on her work as both an artist and as founder and editor of Cassandra Press. With solo exhibitions and performances mounted in clubs and institutions around the world, she is also a curator and educator, currently as a visiting faculty member at the California
Institute of the Arts. Williams was invited to participate in this Tuesday Evenings with the Modern program by guest curator Alejandro Cesarco.

Points of Access: Publishing

On June 10, 2020 this first installment of a four-part series exploring documentation as an intentional and value-driven process looked at the importance of publishing and text-based efforts for artists. California African American Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator Cameron Shaw moderates this engaging conversation with CASSANDRA Press co-creator Kandis Williams, Sming Sming Books & Objects imprint creator Vivian Sming, and founding editor of ARTS.BLACK Jessica Lynne.

Towards the XXIII International Exhibition – The Earth seen from the Moon

On June 11, 2020, from 4pm to 8pm, the second symposium of Towards the XXIII International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, entitled The Earth seen from the Moon will take place. The symposium is part of a three-appointment series that address some key issues of our present. The discussion, which takes place at a delicate moment when many countries are approaching the reopening after the health emergency, will develop starting from the analysis of some key issues, ranging from Stand apart to understand to A new Anthropocene, from Fragility as awareness to The legacy of the pandemic to the idea of A new culture for a new world.