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 two of the BLT is open to everyone. Imagining the lunch table as a discursive site where social connections are made, organizing is planned, social hierarchies revealed, and power dynamics are played out, this session will offer focused conversations on the divisions and connections that exist within our community, while also laying out new productive relationships to continue the movement for dismantling institutional racism. Refreshments will be provided.