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Artists Talks: CHRISTOPHER COZIER and SARAH SENSE

Published November 17, 2021

This Thursday, November 18th, the FSU Department of Art and MoFA are hosting a virtual artist talk double header this Thursday. At 6pm we will be holding a conversation with Sarah Sense followed by a talk with Chris Cozier at 7pm. More details for the event can be accessed here.

Featured in MoFA’s current exhibition, A Shared Body, Sarah Sense creates photo-weavings with traditional Chitimacha and Choctaw techniques, her photography, and found imagery. Her new work Mississippi and Meshassepi (2021) draws from deep archival and familial research. Referencing various forms of knowledge capture, from the colonial system of mapmaking to the weaving patterns of her Native community, Sense revises the historical record. In these works, 17th and 18th-century records from the British Library are woven with maps and her landscape photographs to confront the impacts of colonial management on the Mississippi River.

Cozier is an artist, writer and curator, whose work aims to explore and affect conventional readings of the Caribbean. His practice is informed by the writings and the life journey of C.L.R James, a Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist, who was a leading voice of Pan Africanism. For Cozier, the Caribbean is a fluid space and an ongoing negotiation with shifting narratives and interpretations. From notebook drawings to video installations, Cozier’s artistic practice investigates how historical and current experiences inform our understanding of the wider contemporary world. He is the co-director of Alice Yard and a 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate. Recent exhibitions include 14th Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2019); Historisk Museum, Norway (2019); 10th Berlin Biennale, Germany (2018); and Museum of Latin American Art, USA (2017).