Nona Faustine in conversation at Brooklyn Museum

To celebrate her new book White Shoes, join Nona Faustine in conversation with writers and book contributors Jessica Lanay, Pamela Sneed, and Seph Rodney. They will explore New York City's once-pivotal involvement in the slave trade, the politics of representation and visibility, and the historical figures who inspired Faustine's own work.

Friday 11 February
19:00–21:00 EST
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Buy tickets here.


About White Shoes

White Shoes is a collection of self-portraits taken in locations around New York that were central to the city’s once pivotal – and now largely obscured – involvement in the slave trade. Nona Faustine depicts herself in these sites nude or partially dressed, and always wearing the same pair of white high-heeled shoes, acting as a conduit or receptor in solidarity with people whose names have been lost but are embedded in the land. At once historical and speculative, White Shoes confronts the relationship between the visible and invisible, between what is displayed and what is kept from view.

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