Please join us on December 15th at 7pm for a special appearance by folk rock legend David Crosby and a conversation with Nicole Fleetwood (author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration and curator of the exhibition of the same name currently at PS1) and board member (and award-winning journalist) Marcia Biggs. The evening will also feature musical performances by Musicambia alumni.
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David Crosby co-founded the pioneering folk-rock band the Byrds in 1964. Later in the decade he teamed with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash to form Crosby, Stills & Nash, with Neil Young joining the group for stretches.
David Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once for his work in The Byrds and once for his work with CSN. Five albums he contributed to are included in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, three with the Byrds and two with CSN(Y)
Nicole Fleetwood is Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is a writer, curator, and art critic whose interests are contemporary black diasporic art and visual culture, photography studies, art and public practice, performance studies, gender and feminist studies, black cultural history, creative nonfiction, prison abolition and carceral studies, and poverty studies. She is the author of three books: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard University Press, 2020), On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Rutgers University Press, 2015), and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness, which was the recipient of the 2012 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize of the American Studies Association. Her articles appear in African American Review, American Quarterly, Aperture, Callaloo: Art and Culture in the African Diaspora, The Conversation, LitHub, Public Books, Public Culture, Signs, Social Text, art catalogues, and edited anthologies.
Marcia Biggs is a freelance journalist, focusing on international conflict and humanitarian crises. She contributes regularly to The PBS NewsHour, for whom she recently reported from Venezuela, as its refugee crisis becomes one of the world’s most dire. With over a decade in the Middle East, her work has highlighted the targeting of doctors in the Syrian civil war, the use of children in armed conflict, as well as various stages of the battle for Mosul and the plight of Yazidi girls who have escaped ISIS captivity. In 2018, she became one of the few television journalists to travel to Yemen, producing a four part series for PBS. A pivot to Latin America in 2019 took her to Honduras, ground zero of the Central American migration crisis.
Her work has won numerous awards, including a Gracie Allen Award, two First Place National Headliner Awards, a Sigma Delta Chi Award, and a New York Festivals World Medal. The Newswomen’s Club of New York awarded her the 2018 Marie Colvin Front Page Award for Foreign Correspondence and in, 2019, she was nominated for a George Foster Peabody Award for her work in Yemen. Her work in Honduras garnered her an Emmy nomination in 2020.