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7:30 – Conversation moderated by Warrington Hudlin with Rashid Johnson and Melvin Van Peebles
8:00 – Screening of The New Black Yoga by Rashid Johnson
After the screening – Music performance by Melvin Van Peebles and his band, Menage a Trio
Sculptor and photographer Rashid Johnson, known for exploring the complexities and contradictions of black identity, presents his work alongside Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song filmmaker and composer Melvin Van Peebles. A discussion of the alliance of visual art and music, moderated by Warrington Hudlin, opens the evening followed by a viewing of Johnson’s The New Black Yoga and a culminating live performance by Van Peebles and his band, Menage a Trio.