Oct 13, 2019, 2PM–4PM

Coffee & Conversation: Interrogating the ‘Afterlife’ of Slavery

Headshot of Tamir Williams
Tamir Williams. Photo by: Tatyana Parks.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Tamir Williams, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, for a conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Colored People Time: Banal Presents. The discussion will consider how the three artists in the exhibition—Sable Elyse Smith, Carolyn Lazard, and Cameron Rowland—engage the legacy of chattel slavery within present-day U.S. institutional structures. Participants will examine how the artists subversively utilize scale and color, oral histories, and property law as means to resist the ongoing violence of American institutions.


Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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