Nasher Museum · Reckoning and Resilience – Artist Saba Taj and labor organizer Chanelle Croxton
We invite you to listen to this episode of the Nasher Museum Podcast featuring artist Saba Taj, who lives in Durham, NC, and whose paintings are part of Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now. They are in conversation with Chanelle Croxton, a labor organizer and the North Carolina statewide director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Getting to the Art of It · 4. Saba Taj
Saba Taj is a visual artist based in Durham, North Carolina, whose work—inspired by Islamic stories, sci-fi, and revolution—explores representation, the gaze, queerness, and the body. Their work employs interdisciplinary practices including mixed-media drawing, painting and collage, sewing, and performance. Through these techniques, Saba seeks to celebrate subjects who are often characterized as monstrous, highlighting their hybridity and liminality as an embodied resistance to subjugation. Saba was the 2019–2020 Post-MFA Fellow for the Documentary Diversity Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, former executive director of The Carrack Modern Art, Southern Constellations Fellow at Elsewhere Museum, and featured speaker at TEDxDuke in 2017.