Creative Time and FotoFocus held The Convening, a series of critical dialogues, artist interventions, and performances at various locations across Cincinnati on October 20 & 21, 2023. Featuring artists, critics, curators, and other distinguished guest speakers, the 2023 Symposium was structured loosely around three earth-based thematics—land, waterways, and trees, and brought together national and local artists, activists, and thinkers whose work considers histories of land, particularly American histories that coalesced in the Cincinnati region. A Friday-night welcome event and performance took place at MECCA OTR, which was followed by a full day of discussions held at two venues: the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Contemporary Arts Center, on Saturday.
For the first time ever, FotoFocus made ASL and CART available to the audience. This is a practice that we hope to continue in order to continue expanding accessibility to everyone in our community.
Check out the videos of each session below or at this Video Gallery.
2:30pm Workshop Performance: The Well
3:30pm Keynote Conversation
Related posts on THE LENS:
Q&A with Anissa Lewis, Artist and Wave Pool Executive Director
Q&A with Cincinnati-based Visual Artist Gee Horton
Q&A with Executive Director and Founder of The Well
Creative Time and FotoFocus Announce The Convening Schedule
Creative Time and FotoFocus Unite for The Convening in Cincinnati
Click here for more information on each of the participants.