May 24, 2022
The Passion of Remembrance
Shifting between real and mystic landscapes, Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien create a visual mosaic in The Passion of Remembrance to signify the complexity of the black British experience and the often-overlooked intersections between race, class, gender and sexuality. Please note this event will be held at the Harold L. Zellerbach Theater, Penn Live Arts,…
May 24, 2022
Territories and Who Killed Colin Roach?
Isaac Julien’s Territories (1984, 26 minutes) uses experimental forms to look at life in Britain in 1984, focusing on the experience of the Black British. The film recognises that the different power dynamics that determine this experience are difficult to reduce to straightforward explanations and instead uses the term ‘territories’ to reflect the multiple agendas…
May 24, 2022
Looking for Langston–SOLD OUT
This event has been sold out. Looking for Langston (1989, 46 mins.) is a lyrical exploration–and recreation–of the private world of poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) and his fellow black artists from the Harlem Renaissance. Shot in sumptuous monochrome, Looking for Langston is a lyrical exploration – and recreation – of…
May 13, 2022
Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves
— Order your copy today from artbook.com! This publication documents the first solo museum exhibition of sculptor Karyn Olivier. Everything That’s Alive Moves focused on recent trajectories of Olivier’s investigation into scale and public memory, particularly as they are activated for monuments and memorials. After several years developing a number of public commissions, and a…
May 12, 2022
Poetic Cinema: Isaac Julien and the Sankofa Film and Video Collective
A programmatic series of three works, developed in concert with artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien, from the Sankofa Film and Video Collective will be screened in-person at Penn Live Arts at the Annenberg Center. Each screening will be accompanied by a conversation between a scholar and artist or filmmaker providing context and building on the…
May 10, 2022
Virtual Experience: RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure
RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure March 16–May 22, 2022 Based in Dakar, Senegal, RAW Académie is a residential program for the research and study of artistic and curatorial practice and thought that is rooted in the question: “How do we learn from each other?” For the ninth session of its Académie, RAW will relocate its…
May 10, 2022
Coffee & Conversation: Exhibition Infrastructure
How can we rethink practices of labor and its social distribution in the context of an art museum? In the final Coffee & Conversation of the season University of Pennsylvania graduate students Rudy Gerson and lexi welch continue the conversation in RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure engaging the audience in an open dialogue collectively examining…