Jun 5, 2019, 6:30PM–9PM

Film Screening with Maori Karmael Holmes, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys

Still from Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys, The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets, 2017

*Please note: this event will be held at the Lightbox Film Center

How is the museum collection a site of violence? In conjunction with the exhibition Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts, this screening delves into the processes of collecting in anthropological and archaeological museums and how these processes are inextricably bound to histories of colonialism in the 19th century. Examining both the processes by which colonists looted art and artifacts from African nations and how these objects were subsequently displayed, this screening addresses the colonial legacy embedded in art institutions today. This screening will be followed by a conversation between curator Maori Karmael Holmes and directors Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys.

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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