Portals, Potions, and Archives with Jehan Roberson (IRL and livestream)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT

As part of the solo exhibition Jess Dobkin’s Wetrospective, AGYU is excited to host Portals, Potions, and Archives, a presentation by celebrated queer artist, writer, poet, and scholar Jehan Roberson. For this talk, Jehan will speak about her work within archives as a practice to counter historical erasure by rethinking how information is accumulated, sourced, referenced, and stored within a decolonial framework. This approach of recuperation and reparation informs Jehan’s writing and artwork, which are acts of resistance, knowledge sharing, and retribution.
 

Jehan Roberson uses collaboration as an approach within her interdisciplinary art practice. Projects such as ancestral futurities, a psalm for the mismeasured and unfit, and TALIXMXN are all collaborative projects that are co-conceived and produced with artists, choregraphers, writers, and family members. She is a magnanimous writer whose work has been published in Public Books, Apogee, VICE, Zora, Women & Performance, and Recess Art, among others. She is currently based in Ithaca, New York, where she is a PhD student in English Language and Literatures at Cornell University.

This artist talk is presented as part of a constellation of talks, performances and public engagements for Jess Dobkin’s Wetrospective. The AGYU would like to thank: 16 TONNES, ampd*, FADO Performance Art Centre, franklin furnace, Hemispheric encounters (SSHRC), polyjohn, QUEST AV, and Sensorium.

See also

All the Feels with Ann Cvetkovich

All the Feels with Ann Cvetkovich

conversation
24 Sep 2021
Hemispheric Encounters w/ Performance Art Archivists

Hemispheric Encounters w/ Performance Art Archivists

online panel discussion
23 Sep 2021
Archival Alchemy®

Archival Alchemy®

lecture w/ J LeeAnn
21 Sep 2021
ASL Exhibition Tour

ASL Exhibition Tour

feat. Tamyka Bullen
2 – 26 Sep 2021
You’re Welcome Wetro Tour

You’re Welcome Wetro Tour

Exhibition tour
9 Sep 2021
ASL introduction

ASL introduction

feat. Tamyka Bullen
2 – 26 Sep 2021
Exhibition views

Exhibition views

Wetrospective
2 – 26 Sep 2021
Floorplan

Floorplan

Wetrospective
2 – 26 Sep 2021
Jess Dobkin’s Wetrospective

Jess Dobkin’s Wetrospective

on-site exhibition
2 – 26 Sep 2021
Visiting the Gallery

Visiting the Gallery

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What to expect

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From September 2 to 26, 2021

Monday to Sunday: 12 noon to 5 pm
Wednesday: extended hours to 7 pm

(gallery closed for Labour Day on Sept 6)

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