The Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) and New Art Exchange present ‘Kara Walker’s Pornopticon: racial sensations’.
Professor Robyn Wiegman, a leading professor of race and gender at Duke University, will be joined in conversation by Professor Zoe Trodd, Department of American and Canadian Studies.
Kara Walker is one of best known African American artists working today, celebrated for her challenging explorations of race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity. Professor Wiegman is in the UK for a few days only and will draw on theories of anti-racist aesthetics to analyze the toxic ecologies of race and sexuality in US culture and Walker’s work as a provocative ‘pornopticon’.
Professor Wiegman’s books include Object Lessons (2012), Women’s Studies on Its Own (2002), and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995). Kara Walker’s exhibitions include Emancipating the Past (2014), Rise Up Ye Mighty Race! (2013), A Negress of Noteworthy Talent (2011), The Black Road (2008) and Slavery!, Slavery! (2002).
Admission free, all welcome. Book online to attend.
Tags: Centre for Research in Race and Rights, culture, Department of American and Canadian Studies, discussion, Duke University, gender, Kara Walker, New Art Exchange, race, Zoe Trodd
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