Artist Projects

The Black Lunch Table


Heather Hart , Jina Valentine

The Black Lunch Table, taking the lunchroom phenomenon of self-segregation as its starting point, seeks to reify the visibility of connections and dialogue that exist among contemporary Black artists. By providing a space to discuss critical issues, this project strengthens bonds that exist within this nebulous community and validates shared concerns through exchange. Valentine and Hart provide site, prompt and premise; participants fill these spaces with discourse, which will be archived online. The online archive will include information about participating artists and institutions, and will allow users to search by participant, location, event, genre or discussion topic. This site will eventually become an aggregator, cross-pollinating discourse among many individuals and institutions.

  • Artists

    Heather Hart

    Heather Hart is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Each participant who engages with her work brings their perspective and ideas to mingle with t…

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    Jina Valentine

    Jina Valentine is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at UNC Chapel Hill. Her work addresses issues of legibility, translation and…

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  • Events

    May 13 – Nov 26, 2017
    Heather Hart Presents "Outlooks" at Storm King Art Center



    Sep 12 – Sep 13, 2016
    The Black Lunch Table



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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)



    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles



    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"



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