‘Shuga & Wata’ is the patois pronunciation of Sugar & Water. We selected this as the title of our PFF-sponsored online artists’ discussion Salons, because shuga & wata is a shared constant; a drink that exists in all post-Diaspora, New World cultures. Shuga & Wata alludes to the most basic kind of drink for those who are thirsty. It arcs back to sugar plantations in the Americas. We are invoking sugar itself, water itself, and what’s creatively nourishing about our presence, struggles, and contributions.
Shuga & Wata will be a bi-monthly forum. It is a sustaining mixture of relevant ideas and topics and is also a welcoming digital space in the era of social distancing. It is our mission to feature important artists, collectors and scholars. We will address important cultural topics in Contemporary African American and Afro-global art. Our mission is to create an ongoing communion of ideas and quench our collective thirst with new scholarship and relevant conversations.
“Reckoning: Deconstructing and Transforming Race in America – Now” is the third conversation in our Shuga & Wata series. This week, we have invited Alfred Conteh, LaToya Hobbs, and Michael Dixon to discuss the different ways in which they grapple with representation in their work.
July 3, 2020 2:00pm EST
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“Speaking Black: Dialectics in Art During Cultural Upheaval” is our second Shuga & Wata conversation. We are thrilled to feature Adama Delphine Fawundu and Berette Macaulay, on Juneteenth 2020, for what is sure to be a powerful conversation. We look forward to seeing you there.
Jun 19, 2020 12:00 PM EST
If you we unable to join us, we will be sharing the recording and transcribed conversation very soon.