Study Sessions is an ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s permanent collection galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join together in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings. This session is led by Cyree Jarelle Johnson.
Cyree Jarelle Johnson is a writer and librarian living in New York City. Their first book of poetry SLINGSHOT will be published by Nightboat Books in 2019. They are currently an Undergraduate Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where they are also a candidate for an MFA. Their work has appeared in The New York Times, VICE, Rewire News, Boston Review, The Feminist Wire and HuffPost, among other outlets, and they have given speeches and lectures at The White House, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Tufts University, and Mother Bethel AME Church. They are a founding member of The Harriet Tubman Collective and The Deaf Poets Society.
Free with Museum admission during Pay-What-You-Wish Friday hours. Registration is required. This program will be ASL interpreted.
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