Artists Committed to the Archive
10th june | 6pm
Conversation with Deborah Willis moderated by Nithya Iyer.
The artists in this talk are thoughtful and critical about producing images that have been traditionally excluded or overlooked by the canon. Each of the images discussed represents the importance of implementing a radical approach to depicting the complexity and depth of the Black subject and Black subjectivity in art and culture globally. Moreover, each artist’s distinct articulation reveals narratives that underwrite social constructs, while imbuing the image with a transformative character, and abstract dimension for other imaginaries to emerge. The photographers and artists that I will discuss employ the complexity of a gaze that is active as it questions the past and present.
Program inserted in the project of pos- archive coordinated by Mónica de Miranda with support from CEComp and FCT.