Listening as an Act of Love/Dispatches from the Future with vanessa german

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Listening as an Act of Love / Dispatches from the Future with vanessa german

vanessa german will host a listening event where audience members are invited to share with vanessa their feelings of constipated rage, speak of their grief, or seek dispatches from the future. vanessa will then craft/freestyle/channel a poem of seeing, ease, and power utilizing ingredients mined from her listening to create sessions of collective healing and future visioning. Event registrants many choose to attend and witness the event or request a time slot to speak with vanessa. This will be the first of three monthly events with vanessa.

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Image Caption: vanessa german. Photo: Dana Bishop-Root

Image Alt Text: Artist vanessa german wearing a white dress with black spots stands in a garden path under a landscaped arch, surrounded by orange, purple, red, and yellow flowers.

American Sign Language and CART will be available during the event.

ABOUT vanessa german

vanessa german is a citizen artist creating sculpture, performance, immersive installation and photography, that center the earthling’s experience with loving, connection, intimacy, vulnerability and creative power, as definitive Human Technologies. german’s work centers the insistence of heart, Soul, and, loving, as critical engines of shape-shifting and future-making in the dynamic ecosystems of body and community.

Her work is in private and public collections including Everson Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, David C. Driskell Center, Snite Museum of Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. German’s fine art work has been exhibited widely, most recently at the Figge Art Museum, The Union for Contemporary Art, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Flint Institute of Arts, Mattress Factory, Everson Museum of Art, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Studio Museum, Ringling Museum of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered and in The Huffington Post, O Magazine and Essence Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, the 2017 Jacob Lawrence Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2018 United States Artist Grant and most recently the 2018 Don Tyson Prize from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


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