An Afternoon on Collective Care


March 13, 2022    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Great Hall, 1st Floor, and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Honor the impact of two years of the COVID-19 pandemic with an afternoon centered on care, resilience, and healing. In our galleries, exhibition curator Eugenie Tsai leads a tour of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time with a focus on themes of illness and support structures. Then, author Kamra Hakim—founder of Black trans–led artist residency Activation Residency—launches their new book Care Manual: Dreaming Care into Being with a reading and conversation followed by a book signing. Hakim is joined by Annika Hansteen-Izora, artist and author of Tenderness: An Honoring of My Queer Black Joy and Rage, and herbalist Marisa Hall to discuss healing within BIPOC communities and the pivotal role that care plays within their respective practices. And finally, instrumentalist Rachika Nayar performs tracks from her debut full-length album, Our Hands Against the Dusk, accompanied by cellist Issei Herr. Using electric guitar, Nayar explores the experience of touch, from caressing to collisions between worlds.


  • 1–1:45 pm Curator Tour: The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time, Great Hall, 1st Floor
  • 2–3:30 pm Book Talk: Dreaming Care into Being, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
  • 4–5 pm Music: Rachika Nayar and Issei Herr, Great Hall, 1st Floor

This event is free, but registration is required. Copies of Care Manual: Dreaming Care into Being will be available for purchase on-site.

ASL interpretation will be available for Book Talk: Dreaming Care into Being. For access needs, please email us at

All visitors 5 and older must show proof of vaccination. Visitors 18 and older are also required to show a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Image caption and credit: Diedrick Brackens (American, born 1989). when no softness came, 2019. Brooklyn Museum; Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019, 2019.12. (Photo: Courtesy of Various Small Fires L.A.)