BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’TBLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T SYMPOSIUM AND BOOK LAUNCH
December 8, 2013, 2pm (1020 E 58th St - Kent Hall, Room 107 at the University of Chicago)
On the occasion of publishing the Black Is, Black Ain’t exhibition catalog, the Renaissance Society has organized a symposium revisiting issues raised in the exhibition of the same name, curated by Hamza Walker and shown at the Society in 2008. Given the extent to which race is bound to visual representation, exhibitions have played no small role in instigating discussion. They are where identity has been asserted, critiqued, and dismantled, all in a healthy circular fashion. This symposium’s cast of curators, critics, and scholars will reflect on a series of seminal exhibitions from Black Male (1994) through Blues for Smoke (2012) and the context in which they were mounted, from the riots ensuing in the wake of the Rodney King beating to Obama’s presidential election. Panelists include:Huey Copeland, moderator, Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern UniversityThelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at The Studio Museum in HarlemKellie Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University Bennett Simpson, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Los AngelesHamza Walker, Associate Curator and Director of Education at the Renaissance Society

BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T
BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T SYMPOSIUM AND BOOK LAUNCH

  • December 8, 2013, 2pm (1020 E 58th St - Kent Hall, Room 107 at the University of Chicago)
On the occasion of publishing the Black Is, Black Ain’t exhibition catalog, the Renaissance Society has organized a symposium revisiting issues raised in the exhibition of the same name, curated by Hamza Walker and shown at the Society in 2008. Given the extent to which race is bound to visual representation, exhibitions have played no small role in instigating discussion. They are where identity has been asserted, critiqued, and dismantled, all in a healthy circular fashion. This symposium’s cast of curators, critics, and scholars will reflect on a series of seminal exhibitions from Black Male (1994) through Blues for Smoke (2012) and the context in which they were mounted, from the riots ensuing in the wake of the Rodney King beating to Obama’s presidential election. 

Panelists include:
Huey Copeland, moderator, Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern University

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Kellie Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University 

Bennett Simpson, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

Hamza Walker, Associate Curator and Director of Education at the Renaissance Society

Kellie Jones hamza walker bennett simpson thelma golden huey copeland marlon riggs art black art black male blues for smoke

  1. konsistentlythinking reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  2. howtobeterrell reblogged this from caramellava
  3. caramellava reblogged this from studiomuseum
  4. seeselfblack reblogged this from studiomuseum
  5. hornedbullvi reblogged this from dirtyrebeldude
  6. dirtyrebeldude reblogged this from studiomuseum
  7. krislyntoself reblogged this from street-popper
  8. street-popper reblogged this from studiomuseum
  9. absolutartaward reblogged this from studiomuseum and added:
    Unfortunately, we just missed this opportunity to see our nominee Hamza Walker in a panel discussion at the Renaissance...
  10. sheilastansbury reblogged this from blackcontemporaryart
  11. snicolelanestudio reblogged this from dogjaw
  12. phumelelemakuse reblogged this from blackcontemporaryart
  13. glenda-nicole reblogged this from blackcontemporaryart and added:
    Wish I was in the Chi for this event… #nerdland
  14. dogjaw reblogged this from therichestbear
  15. approachthisculture reblogged this from studiomuseum and added:
    I’d go to this if I was you! It’s in Chicago, and the speakers are amazing!
  16. dc-via-chicago reblogged this from alicewonder
  17. burtonsbarn reblogged this from blackcontemporaryart