Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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Speaking Truth With Power: A Conversation With Rashayla Marie Brown

Rashayla Marie Brown, on location at the Zhou B Art Center/Photo: Nathan Keay

Rashayla Marie Brown, on location at the Zhou B Art Center/Photo: Nathan Keay

What does it mean to be a working artist in 2018? What are the moral and ethical imperatives facing the so-called creative class amidst today’s chaos and uncertainty? Should artists cultivate community at home or spread their messages around the world? Newcity connected with artist Rashayla Marie Brown to discuss her journey through photography, performance, film and writing. With Chicago as her home base, she is globetrotting more than ever, building new ways of speaking her distinct perspective to an ever-expanding audience.

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