The New Social Environment#470

White Roads on Black Soil: Jamaal Peterman

Featuring Peterman and Zoë Hopkins


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Jamaal Peterman joins Rail Artseen contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by No Land.

In this talk

Visit Jamaal Peterman: White Roads on Black Soil, on view at James Fuentes Gallery through January 15, 2022 →

Jamaal Peterman

Photo of Jamaal Peterman.
Artist Jamaal Peterman (b. 1990, Fort Lauderdale, FL; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY/MD) received his MFA at Pratt Institute (2019) and BFA from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (2014). He has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), Public Art Fund, New York; the University of Chicago; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and James Fuentes, New York. Peterman has undertaken residencies at MASS MoCA, Wassaic Project Residency, and Fountainhead Residency. White Roads on Black Soil follows Peterman’s first exhibition at the gallery, Grunch In Bed, and his online exhibition, Tales from the Hood, were both held in 2020.

Zoë Hopkins

Photo of Zoë Hopkins.
Zoë Hopkins is a writer and critic based in New York. She received her BA in Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University, and is currently working on her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Cultured and Hyperallergic.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have No Land reading.

No Land

A photo of No Land sitting on a stoop.
Courtesy No Land
No Land is an artist, poet, filmmaker, photographer, and cultural organizer–born and working in New York City. Her work has been recognized for continuing the lineage of downtown NYC counterculture. As a poet & vocalist, she has performed in collaborative works internationally at Jazzfest Berlin, Crossing Borders Festival in the Hague, Enclave Festival (Mexico City), LaMaMa Galleria (NYC), The Kennedy Center (DC), Roulette Intermedium, the University of New Haven, & other venues. In 2018, she released Authentic Artifice, an art-book of poetry and photographs, published by Newest York. She is an advocate for prisoner’s rights & freedoms, corresponding with and visiting incarcerated artists between Mexico and the U.S.

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