Exhibiting artist, Deborah Roberts, writer and curator, Ekow Eshun, and Curator of Art at Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) at The University of Texas at Austin, Phillip Townsend, discuss Roberts’ exhibition, Come walk in my shoes with moderator Jakia Fuller.
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About the Artists
Deborah Roberts is a mixed media artist whose figurative works depict the complexity of Black subjecthood and explore themes of race, identity, and gender politics. Her work has been exhibited internationally across the U.S. and Europe.
Ekow Eshun is a writer and curator. He is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth, overseeing the foremost public art program in the UK, and former Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Phillip Townsend is the Curator of Art at Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art and Art History specializing in modern and contemporary art of the African Diaspora, focusing on the politics of identity and representational strategies of BIPOC artists.
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