Migrations Visiting Artist Talk
From the Johnson Museum of Art
Join the Johnson Museum of Art and Precious Okoyomon—Nigerian American poet, sculptor, and avant-garde chef—for a participatory talk exploring themes of migration, dispossession, and redress. Okoyomon’s large-scale, immersive artworks are especially concerned with the entangled fate of humans, plants, and animal species as they move from place to place across the planet.
Approaching artmaking like a poet, Okoyomon mines the metaphorical associations of all manner of found objects and raw materials—from kudzu vine to lambswool—to elicit new reflections upon our complex, interconnected histories.
Okoyomon was born in England in 1993, raised in Nigeria and the United States, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
This visiting artist talk is the second in an ongoing series with the campus-wide Migrations Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, with support from the Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative.
Guests can attend the event in person or online.
Date: September 1, 2022
Time: 5:15 PM EST
Location: Johnson Museum of Art, Wing lecture room, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, US
Images Courtesy of Cornell University and October Salon