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  1. Oxford American (ISSUE 111, WINTER 2020)

    25 Nov 2020
    THE MISSING BLACK NOTES By  Harmony Holiday

  2. Artist Panel Talk: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz

    02 Nov 2020
    Saturday, November 7, 2 pm EST Artist Talk: with exhibiting artists Erika Morillo, Antonio Pulgarin, and Aaron Turner, featured in Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives - Moderated by Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie LindquistThis program was made possible by the Esmark Creativity Project.Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodeiprTsoG9enP4uRtShXN-5PNIunrYBY Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives features twelve artists

  3. a new nothing w/ Sonja Thomsen

    29 Oct 2020
    Check out my conversation with Sonja Thomsen on a new nothing.

  4. Keynote Speaker: 2020 SPE South Central Virtual Conference

    22 Oct 2020
    October 24, 2020, 6:45 pm CDT Black Alchemy: Race, Aesthetics, Abstraction, and Ontology  A talk by Aaron Turner South Central, Sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Art

  5. Commission: The Atlantic

    22 Oct 2020
    THE FIRSTSThe children who desegregated America The Children Who Desegregated America’s Schools A special project from The Atlantic

  6. Digital Residency - BASEMENT (Sept. 7 - 28)

    15 Sep 2020
    I’m currently in the middle of doing a digital-residency with BASEMENT — An artist run space in Chapel Hill, NC. You can follow along as I take over their Instagram account (@basementartspace)for the next few weeks. I’m sharing new images from a series titled Black Alchemy: There may still be

  7. Recent Interviews: Shades Collective & Humble Arts Foundation

    31 Jul 2020
     What is Black Alchemy? A Conversation on Abstraction and Identity via Humble Arts Foundation  Aaron Turner Speaks on Institutional Shortcomings & Reclaiming the Narrative of Black Photographers via Shades Collective  Recent Podcasts: United Nations of Photo: A Photographic Life Podcast - 118: Plus Aaron Turner B&H Photography Podcast: Internal Thoughts…

  8. Reflection…

    11 Jun 2020
    Brother Hammons, an elder, 2018 My heart goes out to George Floyd and his family for the horrific crime in which he lost his life that took place on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s been a lot to take in as the media shifted from Covid-19 related news…

  9. What I’ve been up to (Covid-19)

    18 May 2020
    Untitled (can’t stop thinking about MLK) , 2020 Recently I’ve been in an alternative mindset about making work, mainly because I don’t have access to my studio. Before this I wasn’t always physically making work, I was more so working mentally, thinking and reading rigorously before I even out an…

  10. Looking at Daisy Bates

    24 Apr 2020
    This triptych of images about Daisey Bates (1914-1999| Huttig, AR) pay homage to her work as a civil rights activist, writer and publisher of the Arkansas State Press, a weekly African-American newspaper which she operated with her husband Lucious Christopher “L.C.” Bates, an insurance agent and an experienced journalist. Bates…

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