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Artist Talk: Alisha Wormsley and Ayanah Moor
Alisha Wormsley, Pittsburgh-based interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer, and Ayanah Moor, Chicago-based conceptual artist working in print, video, mixed media, and performance, provide insight into their individual practices and highlight their installation in the Elmhurst Art Museum’s historic McCormick House – There is Black Housing in the Future – as a means of activism and education to support mothers fighting for the future of Black housing. Attend via Elmhurstartmuseum.org.
The installation There is Black Housing in the Future references national, community, and grassroots organizations—like Moms 4 Housing—that advocate for affordable, dignified housing for all. There is Black Housing in the Future is inspired by Afro-Futurist artists and writers who affirm the visibility and well-being of Black communities across notions of space and time. An artist activity video for youth will complement Wormsley and Moor’s artwork. Using everyday household items, the artists will guide viewers in the production of message-based posters, yard signs, and even kites to support communities’ voices.