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Kevin Beasley, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran

Monday, February 22, 2021, 1pm est

Join Gagosian for a conversation between artist Kevin Beasley, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, and musician Jason Moran, in celebration of Black History Month. Drawing on the rich tradition of Black music, the trio will discuss how they each utilize sound in their respective practices. The conversation will consider the history of experimentation at the center of Black musical forms and how it informs an understanding of Black expressions, narratives, and communities. To join, register at

This talk is part of an ongoing program of conversations and presentations with leading artists and cultural figures, as well as a curated selection of interviews, essays, and videos from the gallery’s extensive publishing archive, that explores how Black histories animate contemporary aesthetics.

Kevin Beasley (left). Photo: David Schulze. Alicia Hall Moran (center). Jason Moran (right). Photo: Ari Marcopoulos

Kevin Beasley (left). Photo: David Schulze. Alicia Hall Moran (center). Jason Moran (right). Photo: Ari Marcopoulos

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