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Art History From Home: Collective Memory in Contemporary Black Art
This session looks at the ways contemporary Black artists draw on collective memory to play with, challenge, and transform notions of time. We will consider several recent exhibitions and performances at the Whitney as well as works from the collection by Cauleen Smith, Ja’Tovia Gary, and Tomashi Jackson. We will explore how these artists subvert the canon of American art and culture.


Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and PhD Candidate at McGill University. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations, examines the formal and narrative aesthetics in Black feminist experimental short films in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is the author of the 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

Nov 10, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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