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Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: Roundtable (in English)

04.19.2021 04:00 PM – 04.19.2021 05:30 PM

Event Summary

Luis Vasquez La Roche, But the real ones, just like you, just like me (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Luis Vasquez La Roche, But the real ones, just like you, just like me (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

On April 19, the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture will launch its first digital exhibit, Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive, curated by Danielle Roper (Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature, University of Chicago).

The exhibit will feature the work of nine performance and visual artists from the Caribbean on a new digital platform: “The Afterlives of Slavery.” Each artist was invited to create a digital performance/visual art piece reflecting on the legacies of slavery in their respective countries. The project has chosen the Caribbean to account for multiple structures of racial domination that emerged from different histories of slavery and articulated through varying iconographies of blackness.

The group will launch the exhibit during two virtual roundtables with the invited artists on April 19 (in English) and April 20 (in Spanish). Both events will begin at 4:00 pm CST.

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El 19 de abril el Grupo de Estudios en Esclavitud y Cultura Visual lanzará su primera exhibición digital, Visualizaciones y performances de lo negro en el más allá de la esclavitud: un archivo caribeño, curada por Danielle Roper.

Esta exhibición presentará el trabajo de nueve artistas visuales y performeros caribeños en nuestra nueva plataforma digital: “The Afterlives of Slavery.” Invitamos a cada artista a crear una obra de arte o performance sobre los legados de la esclavitud en sus respectivos países. Escogimos el Caribe para dar cuenta de las múltiples estructuras de dominación racial que emergieron de sus distintas historias de la esclavitud, articuladas a través de diversas iconografías de lo negro.

Lanzaremos la exhibición en dos conversatorios virtuales con los artistas invitados el 19 de abril (en inglés) y el 20 de abril (en español), a las 4pm CST.

“The Afterlives of Slavery” is sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC).

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“The Afterlives of Slavery” es auspiciado por el Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society y el Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC).



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Speakers

Awilda Sterling

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Joiri Minaya

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La Vaughn Belle

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Leasho Johnson

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Luis Vasquez La Roche

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