Lauren Tate Baeza & TK Smith in Conversation

Join us on the @artpapers Instagram for a live conversation between Spring 2020 “Art of The New Civil Rights Era” contributors Lauren Tate Baeza and TK Smith.

Thursday, July 23
@artpapers Instagram Live

Lauren and TK will discuss their contributions to the current issue, previous and ongoing social movements against racism and white supremacy, and the role of monuments and cultural institutions.

This conversation is the second in a new series of virtual talks with ART PAPERS contributors to expand the discourse around our themes and promote dialogue between writers with overlapping interests/knowledge.

For those who cannot join us live, this conversation will be available to view afterwards on Instagram TV.

Lauren Tate Baeza is a curator, anthropogeographer, and Africanist based in Atlanta. She has a professional background in art museums, history museums, and international nongovernmental organizations. Baeza currently serves as director of exhibitions at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and is curator of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, in addition to consulting and curating independently. She holds an MA in African Studies from UCLA and a BA in Africana Studies from California State University, Northridge. Baeza has spoken at conferences, universities, and federal departments on a range of cultural and sociopolitical topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. For ART PAPERS Spring 2020, she contributed The New Civil Rights Moment: A Recap, which explored events and conditions that have shaped the civil rights landscape since 2012.

TK Smith is a writer, critic, and curator based in Philadelphia. For ART PAPERS Spring 2020, he contributed an impassioned and deeply personal take on the problematics and potentials for representation of Black people in Toward a Monumental Black Body. He is currently a Tina Dunkley Curatorial Fellow in American Art at the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum. In Fall 2020, he will begin a PhD program in the American Civilization Program at the University of Delaware.


TK Smith portrait photographer: Izaiah Johnson

Lauren Tate Baeza portrait photographer: Gregory Baeza