The Atlanta Beltline Presents Courtney Brooks' 'Journey of a Black Girl' Exhibition (AUDIO)
Journey of a Black Girl is a public art exhibition presented by Art on the Beltline’s First Curator in Residence, Courtney Brooks, opening on the Atlanta BeltLine’s newest addition of the Southside Trail in Atlanta, GA on March 14th.
Journey of a Black Girl or JOABG is a public art exhibition, a curatorial narrative, that visually shares experiences the from black adolescence to black womanhood from a creatives point of view. Brooks is an artist and independent curator holding space for culturally relevant and reflective activations of space, the influence of identity, relationships and self-love. As the inaugural Curator-in-Residence for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine's Public Art Residency Program, Brooks celebrates her identity as a Black female culture maker throughout her artistic and curatorial practice.
Brooks, also brings a decade of experience to her exhibition presenting various installations from multiple disciplinary artists of the African diaspora. JOABG focuses on the importance of sisterhood and how it shapes our relationships with peers and the women we look up too; it engages the community in multifaceted works of public art, representing our culture responsibly, through experimentation with contemporary works of art in hair, fashion, performance, film and visual installations.
The exhibition will take place alongside the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside trail, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in three separate phases, each with their own installations, beginning this weekend through April 2020. The exhibition includes two large scale murals, a community art installation, multimedia and performance art.
Listen to the un-edited version of my conversation with Courtney Brooks about JOABG and more: