WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN, 1965–85

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Columbia University’s Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive
NY, NY 10027
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Directions to the Faculty House
 
IRAAS presents a panel discussion on the exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85”
[on view at the Brooklyn Museum April 21- September 17, 2017] which focuses on black women artists, examining the political, social, cultural and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.
 
Panelists: Co-Curators- Rujeko Hockley (CC’05) and Catherine Morris; Contemporary Artists- Simone Leigh and Jordan Casteel; Moderated by Prof. Kellie Jones, Art History & Archaeology; Faculty Fellow, IRAAS- Columbia University

Photo Credit: “Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305-37. © Jan van Raay”

Co-curated by Rujeko Hockley (CC’05) and Catherine Morris, the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 focuses on black women artists, examining the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.
 
On view at the Brooklyn Museum April 21- September 17, 2017, it presents a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.
 
Contemporary artists Simone Leigh and Jordan Casteel join the exhibition curators for a conversation on feminism, political action, art production, and art history.  Moderated by Kellie Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and Faculty Fellow, IRAAS.

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