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Wed, Jan 12, 2022,67 Online Free and open to all

Reading Group

Radial Survey Conversations: When Are We?

For our second Radial Survey Conversation Kate Kelley, Communications and Administrative Coordinator, The Carpenter Center at Harvard, Cambridge, MA will moderate a virtual conversation with exhibition's artist, Njamieh Njie, Raymond Thompson, Jr., and Ryan Arthurs centered around her catalog essay When Are we: Reflections on Time on the Radius. (Page 96.)

Each artist will share their projects from the show and the moderator will lead a conversation with the artists on the big themes, small details, and connections and between the work discussed. Then there will be an opportunity for questions and answers and open discussion among the attendees.

Using the Radial Survey Vol. 2 catalog essays as a jumping off point, this free virtual reading group will meet regularly for three sessions, covering one topic each meeting. A rotating group of guest artists, curators and writers will facilitate each meeting, bringing their own perspectives, specialties and selection of images for consideration along with the texts.

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Participating Artists

  1. Njaimeh Njie is a photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. In her practice, Njie uses the built environment as means of exploring how the past has shaped contemporary life. Her work has been exhibited at spaces including the Carnegie Museum of Art and Pittsburgh International Airport, and she has presented at venues including TEDxPittsburghWomen, and Harvard University.

    Njie was named the 2019 Visual Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh City Paper, and the 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis.

  2. Raymond Thompson Jr. is a photographer and multimedia producer based in Morgantown, WV. He currently works as a Multimedia Producer at West Virginia University. He is also pursuing an MFA in photography from West Virginia University.

    He received his Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin in journalism and graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA is American Studies. He has worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Intercept, NBC News, Propublica, WBEZ, Google, Merrell and the Associated Press.

  3. Ryan Arthurs He received his MFA  from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Ryan was a visiting professor at Carleton College, and was a photography teaching assistant at Harvard University. He was a printmaking Artist-In-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado and The Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg in Scotland. 

    In 2020 Arthurs founded Rivalry Projects and serves as Director and Curator. Rivalry is founded on his competing motivations as an artist and curator to create an arts space that can function as both a site of exhibition and production of contemporary art.