Symposium: We Wanted a Revolution @ Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn [21 April]

Symposium: We Wanted a Revolution


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21
April
11:30 - 18:00

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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Artists and academics join forces in a daylong symposium, to deliver enlightening perspectives on black revolutionary art. This symposium features several panels on black revolutionary art practices, including talks and interviews with artists in the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 and related scholars.

Participants include Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, co-curators of the exhibition; Aruna D’Souza, art historian and critic; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University; and Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English at UCLA; and artists Linda Goode Bryant, Maren Hassinger, Janet Henry, Jae Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, and more!

Part of our Opening Celebration: We Wanted a Revolution. Free with Museum admission. Due to high demand, RSVP is required.

For those unable to attend, you can tune in live at bit.ly/wwarlive421 from 11:30am—6pm (EST)

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This daylong symposium features four panels on black revolutionary art practices, including talks and performances by artists in the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 and related scholars.

Schedule:

11:30 am | Welcome and Introduction
Elizabeth A. Sackler, Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley

11:45 am | Keynote: Swimming with E.C.
Kellie Jones

12:40 pm | Interview
Jae Jarrell with Catherine Morris

1:00 pm | Lunch

2:00 pm | Interview
Faith Ringgold and Dindga McCannon with Catherine Morris

2:40 pm | Panel Discussion: Third World Women: “Dialectics of Isolation” and “Heresies”
Aruna D’Souza with Janet Henry and Howardena Pindell

3:30 pm | Interview
Alison Saar with Rujeko Hockley

3:50 pm | Panel Discussion: Just Above Midtown, East, and West: Performance, Gesture, and Space-Making by Black Women Artists
Uri McMillan with Linda Goode Bryant, Maren Hassinger, and Lorraine O’Grady

4:40 pm | Panel Discussion: “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But the Rent”: 1980s New York
Rujeko Hockley with Kellie Jones, Lisa Jones, and Lorna Simpson

5:30 pm | Closing Remarks
Anne Pasternak
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