Enjoy the final moments of Jacolby Satterwhite: Room for Living and join guest facilitators Anaïs Duplan, Yolanda Wisher, James Sprang, and Amber Rose Johnson for Endgame: Black Artists on an Urgent Black Future. Presented in collaboration with Center for Afrofuturist Studies at Public Space One, this Saturday program invites participants to work with award-winning poets and artists to collectively generate strategies for catalyzing the immediate and radical futures of marginalized peoples in the current pressurized climate of the United States. Inspired by Satterwhite’s current solo exhibition—and borrowing visual and textual form from Friendship Albums made by 19th-century African American activists in antebellum Philadelphia—participants will gather for conversation, exchange, and a hands-on workshop to explore strategies for dialogue and documentation while making their own Friendship Albums.
Participants will begin with a guided tour of Jacolby Satterwhite: Room for Living, followed by a visit to the studio’s “Room for Error,” a gathering space created for the purpose of the workshop. Here, participants will generate their own Friendship Album pages inspired by writing prompts, conversation, images, and exchange. FWM staff will teach participants how to screenprint their own Friendship Album covers in FWM’s 6th floor print studio, followed by a guided tutorial of the bookbinding process. Each participant will leave with their own hand-printed, bound, collaborative Friendship Album to mark this moment in time and pass on to future generations.