Black Life: Jasmine Nyende: Returns Saturn
Black Life is honored to present Jasmine Nyende’s explorations of Saturn, the most magnetic planet in our solar system, through a risograph collage workshop that encourages attendees to spin their own mythology of the ring-adorned celestial body. Using iconography from Sun Ra’s Space Is the Place, Rosie Lee Tompkins’s pop culture–filled quilts, and the artist’s own astrological and herbal medicine practice, Nyende guides participants toward a self-cosmology in relation to the most feared planet in the sky.
Jasmine Nyende is an artist and musician from Los Angeles. She is the lead vocalist for the Black femme punk band FUPU! Her art practice spans poetry, textiles, sculpture, and performance. Nyende’s work has been featured at Smart Objects LA, Sade Gallery, Company Gallery, The Hammer Museum, The Main Museum, MOCA, MOMA PS1, Human Resources, ICA London, and In Lieu Gallery. Nyende is currently pursuing an MFA at UC, Berkeley.