Location: Floor Seven, Jasper Bloomberg Outdoor Gallery
Study Sessions is a new ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join together in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings. This session is led by Baseera Khan.
Baseera Khan is a New York based conceptual artist who uses multiple mediums to visualize patterns and repetitions of exile and kinship shaped by economic, social, and political changes in local and global environments, with special interests in decolonization processes. Khan recently exhibited her first solo exhibition, iamuslima, at Participant Inc. Gallery, NY (2017), and was part of the BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY (2016). Khan will perform at this year’s Art Pop Montreal International Music Festival (2017) and mount her first exhibition in Texas with Moudy Gallery at TCU School of Art. Khan is a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artist in Residence Alumni (2014), an Apexart International Fellowship in Israel/Palestine (2015), and has participated as artist in residence at Process Space LMCC (2015). Her work has been written about in Artforum Magazine, Art in America, Art Review, Bomb Magazine, and OSMOS Magazine. Khan is currently a 2017 Artist in Residence at Abrons Art Center, NYC, and part-time faculty at Parsons, The New School for Design. She received her M.F.A. at Cornell University (2012) and B.F.A from the University of North Texas (2005).