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PUBLIC TALK: Black Bodies, White Gold: cotton, art and the materiality of race

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Today's date is Saturday, December 15, 2018
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A public lecture by Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of Black Diasporic Art, Princeton University.

This talk examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the representation of blackness in American culture, using historical case studies and contemporary art. Juxtaposing contemporary interventions with historical moments, it examines how cotton materially influenced the way black Americans were seen, and represented themselves, as both enslaved and free. It argues that tracing this relationship deepens our understanding of the intersections of vision, value and subjectivity in the production of racial identity in nineteenth-century America, and also today.
Location Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, UWA
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <ias@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 1340
URL http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/arabindan-kesson
Start Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:00
End Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:00
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Audrey Barton <abarton@admin.uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:10
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