Roots/Anchors Virtual Roundtable

Join us for an insightful evening with Roots/Anchors artists, Katie Holten, Shervone Neckles, and Will Corwin in conversation with esteemed art writer, Lucy Lippard, moderated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation for the Visual & Performing Arts at Snug Harbor.

WHEN: December 16 | 6:00 PM

Anchoring, the process by which we affix ourselves somewhere, opens up a host of questions and problems. Pulling the term “anchor” from Snug Harbor is a literal and metaphorical process. “Dropping anchor” calls to mind the first step of a nascent colonialism—it calls to mind arrival, and also the setting down of roots in a process that transforms a visitor or settler into an inhabitant over a number of generations. The artists in the Roots/Anchors exhibition parse out the spaces of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor to create site-specific regions with which to engage, interpret and respond to the act and cultural symbolism of “dropping anchor” or adhering to a place.

Presented by the Dedalus Foundation in partnership with Snug Harbor.

Roots/Anchors is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Roots/Anchors is supported in part by the Dedalus Foundation, the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation, and the Jocelyn Kress Family Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort.