Leading the industry with cutting-edge technology, SCOPE Immersive will present daily New Contemporary programming on a large scale video wall inside the show featuring wellness programs presented by Invisible Hand and talks by Paul Laster, Tyler Shields, the Black Artists and Designers Guild, Eva Woolridge, featured videos from ICA Boston courtesy of Daily Plinth, and more. Immersive will also welcome artist activations by Fahamu Pecou courtesy of Kasper Contemporary and Refik Anadol courtesy of ARTECHOUSE. This multi-functional wall will transform after-hours into a premium virtual nightlife experience featuring music curated by NHOAH, all without an access link or password.
10:00am | “We Can’t Cop Cars Without Seeing Cop Cars” presented by Fahamu Pecou and Kasper Contemporary
10:30am | “EMMETT STILL” presented by Fahamu Pecou and Kasper Contemporary
10:45am | “HUE+MEN” presented by Fahamu Pecou and Kasper Contemporary
11:45am | Artechouse Presentation featuring Refik Anadol
12:00pm | Paul Laster in conversation with Anjel
1:00pm | TYLER: Provocateur, presented by Imitate Modern
1:30pm | Black Artists and Designers Guild in conversation with Robert Peterson
2:30pm | Eva Woolridge: Photography as an Instrument of Awareness
3:30pm | Jack Whitten – An Artist’s Life, presented by Art21 and Daily Plinth
3:40pm | Huma Bhabha Builds Monuments, presented by ICA Boston and Daily Plinth
3:45pm | Tschabalala Self “Out of Body” Studio Visit, presented by ICA Boston and Daily Plinth
3:50pm | Eternity’s Sunrise: The Life of Carmen Cicero, presented by Daily Plinth
4:00pm | Felipe Pantone Is Breaking Down All our Big Time Data, presented by Juxtapoz Magazine
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Art & Object, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts, Berlin Art Link and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine , as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.
To accompany his Contemporary African Art curation at SCOPE Immersive, Laster sits down with Neo-pop artist Anjel to discuss his practice. Anjel’s work is known for creating a contrast between realistically rendered Black bodies and abstract, logo-loaded, and colorful backdrops.
Once deemed the “bad boy of photography,” LA based contemporary artist and filmmaker Tyler Shields is now regarded as Hollywood’s favorite photographer. From death defying stunts to burning a $100,000 Birkin bag, Shields does whatever it takes to capture the magic moment.
While he’s known for working with well known pop-culture figures, Shields’ work isn’t about the concept of celebrity. By using themes of eroticism, torture, decadence, and fairytale, Shields creates a new type of fiction exploring the nature of the historical and the classic shrouded in dark romanticism.
For SCOPE Immersive, Shields, in conjunction with Imitate Modern, discusses his body of work, what being an artist means to him, and his film and digital process.
SCOPE is pleased to be partnering with the Black Artists & Designers Guild for the second edition of SCOPE Immersive. BADG is a global platform representing a curated collection of independent Black artists, makers, and designers across various disciplines. Their mission is to build a more equitable and inclusive creative culture for Black creatives as well as create spaces to celebrate Black excellence in culture and design. ⠀
Catch member Leyden Lewis in conversation with exhibiting artist Robert Peterson on the Programming Wall at 1:30pm EST each day during Immersive.
Eva Woolridge is award-winning photographer, public speaker and social activist. She has worked for publications like Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue, and has spoken about racial disparity in the art world for Leica Camera USA, Schomburg Research Center in Harlem, and Tedx Maplewood. She also currently sits on the Diversity Advisory Council for Fuji Camera, North America.
In her seminar “Photography as an Instrument of Awareness,” Woolridge explores how privilege impacts storytelling, how to use personal identity as a source of inspiration, and the dangers of exploitation in times of social and political movements.
Dr. Kelly Jennings is a dedicated facilitator for the evolution of our planetary consciousness and culture through radical self-care, collective healing experiences, and emergent dialogue spaces. She has an integrative healthcare practice and has served thousands of people shift from illness to wellness and limitation to flow state. In addition to her work as a physician, consciousness counselor, herbalist, and Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Kelly leads weekly Qi Gong classes, transformational retreats, and ongoing womxn's ancestral medicine apprenticeships at her retreat center in the Hudson Valley. She's informed by two decades of ritual practice and training with indigenous grandmothers and healers from the Mayan, Mexica, Lakota/Dakota, Shipibo, and Quechua traditions.
Dr. Kelly Jennings will lead daily morning Qi Gong classes in SCOPE Immersive at 8am EST each day, presented by Invisible Hand.