Stuart Hall Library
18.30 - 20.30
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London EC2A 3BA
“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it” – Zora Neale Hurston
Join artist Joy Miessi in conversation with curator Nicole Crentsil, discussing Miessi’s journey through embracing her Blackness and how it has impacted her practice as a young Black British artist. They will examine the influence of hair and skin as a cultural catalyst for wider conversations on self love and mental health. Join this stimulating conversation, retracing Joy’s artistic timeline and literary influences. Joy and Nicole will explore the significance of collaboration, creating digital capsules and documenting one’s story.
Joy Miessi is an artist based in London. Joy translates moments, conversations, feelings and intimate thoughts into visual pieces for reflection. Social themes such as race, gender and sexuality recur in Joy’s work and are translated through abstract shapes, figures and writing.
Nicole Crentsil is a curator, public speaker and arts facilitator based in London. Nicole creatively retells the experiences and stories of Black British women through art and conversation, documenting their lives through a diasporic lens.