White Columns

NADA Miami
Maya Stovall’s Liquor Store Theatre Book Launch & Panel Discussion

White Columns at NADA Miami
Online: newartdealers.org
December 1st – 5th

Presenting recent works by Diane Kotila and Maya Stovall (whose New York solo debut exhibitions are currently on view at the gallery) and launching the White Columns’ 2020 Print Portfolio, featuring six screen prints by Marina Adams, Ellen Berkenblit, Julia Chiang, Marc Hundley, Joan Jonas, and Eric N. Mack.

Thursday, December 3, 6:30pm EST
Maya Stovall’s Liquor Store Theatre
Book Launch & Panel Discussion


White Columns, with artist Dr. Maya Stovall and Reyes | Finn (Detroit), is pleased to present a virtual book launch and panel discussion in celebration of the release of Stovall’s new book, Liquor Store Theatre.

The event will feature Stovall in conversation with moderator Michael Stone-Richards, Professor of Critical Practice and Visual Studies at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit; and panelists Christopher Y. Lew, Nancy and Fred Poses Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Rehema C. Barber, Chief Curator at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; and Matthew Higgs, Director and Chief Curator of White Columns. Stovall’s solo exhibition, LUX, is currently on view at White Columns through December 12th.

About Liquor Store Theatre:
Published by Duke University Press with a foreword by Whitney curator Christopher Y. Lew, the new title focuses on Stovall’s Liquor Store Theatre, a series of site-specific dance interventions that began in 2014, staged in front of liquor stores in her McDougall-Hunt neighborhood in Detroit. In an area with few operating storefronts, the liquor stores have become the de-facto centers of commerce — including groceries and electronics — and a place for residents to socialize. After each performance, Stovall engages her neighbors in conversation and documents their personal experiences, musings, and predictions on Detroit’s socioeconomic condition and future. In this book, Stovall uses the project as a point of departure for understanding everyday life in Detroit and the possibilities for ethnographic research, art, and knowledge creation.

Copies available for purchase here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/liquor-store-theatre

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