Feb 19, 2017, 2PM

Coffee and Conversation: Black Woman, Black Power & Interpretive Literacy with Danièle Dennis


Jae Jarrell install

Jae Jarrell, Brothers Surrounding Sis, 1970. Suede suit and acrylic paint, 35 x 13 in. Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Constance Mensh.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.

Danièle Dennis, PennDesign MFA candidate, leads a conversation exploring the semiotic intersection between text and image in the works of Barbara Jones-Hogu and Jae Jarrell, two leading female members of the AfriCOBRA artist collective whose work is featured in ICA’s presentation of The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.

Dennis’s conversation will place Jones-Hogu and Jarrell in conversation by considering their use of the verbal and the representational to articulate notions of female agency as integral to the broader social project of black liberal collectivity.

Dennis will lead a free tour of The Freedom Principle at 12PM, followed by a conversation at 2PM.

This event is free and open to the public; register here.