Black Artists and the Cultural Label of Care
Helina Metaferia and Sarah Stefana Smith talk to Amy Halliday about being Black artists in academia, organizing as part of one’s practice, the democracy of the digital, and questions of care, pace, and attention in the midst of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.
Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist who exhibited in Gallery 360 in spring 2020, as well as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow/Assistant Professor at Brown University. Sarah Stefana Smith is an interdisciplinary scholar and visual artist. Their research communicates between the fields of Black art and culture, queer theory and affect studies, visuality and aesthetics. They are an assistant professor of Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College.