February 3, 2021
“Intimate, dynamic conversations about art and process with Black artists of distinction”
- Ayana Mathis, Host and Curator of the Series
On Tuesday, February 23rd the Black Arts Dialogues will live stream its inaugural event, an hour-long virtual conversation with jazz innovator, pianist, and composer Jason Moran and BAD host and curator, award-winning author Ayana Mathis. Moran will join Mathis for an informal and wide-ranging conversation about jazz, artistic collaboration, and of course, Moran’s work, including his 2019 boundary shattering solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, his work at the Kennedy Center and his most recent album, The Sound Will Tell You, released in January 2021.
The inaugural conversation will stream live via Zoom at 7 pm EST. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required. Please register here: https://bit.ly/3pKNs0k
The Washington Post describes Moran’s work as, “borderless bigness.” The New York Times has said of him: “The broader his artistic identity grows, the more Jason Moran, 44, seems like the elder statesman-to-be that jazz has been waiting for.”
The Black Arts Dialogues (BAD) is a limited, biannual series of one-on-one conversations – intimate, inspired and inspiring – about art and Blackness with artists of distinction in various disciplines, from musicians to directors, fashion designers to filmmakers. BAD is a celebration of excellence, a space of curiosity and exploration for artists to discuss their creative process, challenges, goals and expertise.
For more information about the series, its guests or host Ayana Mathis please visit: https://afamstudies.columbia.edu/content/black-arts-dialogues
The Black Arts Dialogues (BAD) is hosted by the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department (AAADS) at Columbia University. BAD is produced by the Mellon Arts Project with support from the Mellon Foundation. https://afamstudies.columbia.edu/mellon-arts-project