Nathaniel Donnett

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I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You: Black Vernacular

September 12, 2017

Artist Nathaniel Donnett’s performance riffs on an African American proverb that illustrates how words can’t always express meaning as fully as a lived experience. Donnett will present a vignette of performances as a metaphorical EP (extended play record), exploring ideas regarding identity, African American vernaculars, perception, and memory. Donnett lives and works in Houston, Texas, and is the recipient of an Artadia Award, Idea Fund/Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, and Harpo Foundation Grant. Donnett has shown work internationally, including the Kemper Museum, Kansas City, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The New Museum, NY; and the National Museum, Lima, Peru.

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