The BLT artist project is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart which, in its 10 year existence, has sought to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. BLT's aim is the production of discursive sites at literal and metaphorical lunch tables, wherein people of color can engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed, discussed and consumed.
Session one of the Black Lunch Table (BLT) is open to visual artists and art workers of African descent. Taking the lunchroom phenomenon as its starting point, BLT seeks to reify the visibility of connections and dialogue that exists between contemporary Black artists. This session will focus on the gathering of collective histories. Refreshments will be provided.