Event Details

Sep 1, 2022

Join the Johnson Museum of Art and Precious Okoyomon—Nigerian American poet, sculptor, and avant-garde chef—for a participatory talk exploring themes of migration, dispossession, and redress. Okoyomon’s large-scale, immersive artworks are especially concerned with the entangled fate of humans, plants, and animal species as they move from place to place across the planet. Approaching artmaking like a poet, Okoyomon mines the metaphorical associations of all manner of found objects and raw materials—from kudzu vine to lambswool—to elicit new reflections upon our complex, interconnected histories.

Okoyomon was born in England in 1993, raised in Nigeria and the United States, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

This visiting artist talk is the second in an ongoing series with the campus-wide Migrations Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, with support from the Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative.

Masks are suggested at the Museum and social distancing will be encouraged in the Museum's wing lecture room.

Free registration to view this talk virtually is made possible through eCornell.  Click here to register.