Since the 1970's, conceptual artist Charles Gaines has used philosophy, abstraction and mathematics to address politics and race. Through music and his use of systems, grids, photography and perceptual experiences, his work address 'self-examination of our beliefs and ideologies.' Gaines’ survey exhibition was organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2014 and traveled to the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. He currently has a site-specific commission at the Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA Miami. Gaines discusses his work as well as the development of The National Memorial for Peace Justice, Alabama, and its meaning for African Americans today.
Charles Gaines, Artist, Los Angeles; Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery
Moderator: Naima Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum, Los Angeles
Access: Open to the public and free of charge