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Visual Arts

Installation: There Are Black People in the Future

A project in the framework of "Shaping the Past"

The Goethe Pop Up Kansas City is excited to present There Are Black People in the Future, an afro-futurist project from Pittsburgh-based artist Alisha B. Wormsley.

Wormsley’s project will be presented as part of the larger regional project Shaping the Past, which brings artists and activists together to highlight ongoing critical memory interventions in sites and spaces in North America and Germany. There Are Black People in the Future is an afro-futurist interdisciplinary body of work that Wormsley began developing in 2012, which includes video, prints, collages, sculptures, and billboards. On September 10th, a billboard reading ”There Are Black People in the Future” will be displayed in the Crossroads. Contributing artists have been invited to respond to the billboard through visual and text. Each artist’s contribution will be installed on the Goethe Pop Up’s window front at 1914 Main Street and will be on display starting October 16th.

The contributing artists include: Izsys Archer, Jessica Ayala, Arianna Bonner, Mona Cliff, José Faus, Sheri Purpose Hall, Glyneisha Johnson, Jada Patterson, and Harold Smith.

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