Christina Sharpe and Cauleen Smith

10/25/2017 - 6:00pm
Classics Building, Room 110

Jennifer Packer’s paintings, currently featured in her Renaissance Society exhibition, Tenderheaded, quietly conjure aspects of black life, questions of visibility, and the public and private dimensions of loss. In this conversation, scholar Christina Sharpe and artist Cauleen Smith discuss related subjects in their own work and beyond.

Sharpe’s book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016) is a vital look at contemporary black life, exploring different registers of the word “wake.” Similarly, Smith’s films and multimedia works, including a recent project for the Whitney Biennial, face urgent social conditions and the everyday possibilities of the imagination.

This event is presented by the Renaissance Society in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture.

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