Njideka Akunyili Crosby in conversation with Siddhartha Mitter
Sunday 8 September 2019, 3pm
Book signing 2pm; Talk 3pm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s ongoing series “The Beautyful Ones” is comprised of portraits of children, including members of the artist’s family, derived from personal photographs and, more recently, from images taken during her frequent visits to Nigeria, where Akunyili Crosby lived until the age of sixteen.
On the occasion of the US publication of a monograph on “The Beautyful Ones”, this conversation between Akunyili Crosby and writer Siddhartha Mitter, who authored a new essay for the book, reflects on the series’ complex history and weaves together the social, cultural, personal and political strands of its making.
The event is co-organised by the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Njideka Akunyili Crosby: “The Beautyful Ones” is published by Victoria Miro.
Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, "The Beautyful Ones" Series #7, 2018