Whitney Teens x Artists: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Tues, May 9, 2023
4 pm

Online via Zoom

Join Youth Insights Leaders as they speak with artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith about her exhibition, Memory Map, currently on view at the Whitney. A citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Smith has led and initiated some of the most pressing dialogues surrounding land, racism, and cultural preservation—issues at the forefront of contemporary life and art today. Her pointed and often humorous works employ a rich vocabulary inspired by modern art historical movements like Pop and Abstract Expressionism and potent symbols of her own culture and identity, such as horses, bison, and canoes, to challenge the mainstream narratives and visual languages of American culture. The groundbreaking artist, curator, and educator’s largest and most comprehensive retrospective to date features five decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, offering new frameworks to consider contemporary Native American art.

YI Leaders will ask the artist about their process and inspirations, and the artist will share their experience making art today and advice they might have for young artists. Participating teens are invited to add their own perspective to the conversation by sharing their thoughts via the chat.   

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