Artforum: About Time

About Time – Huey Copeland in conversation with Meg Onli
By Huey Copeland for Artforum
May 2019

Throughout this year, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is presenting Colored People Time, an exhibition comprising three chapters: Mundane Futures (February 1–March 31), Quotidian Pasts (April 26–August 11), and Banal Presents (September 13–December 22). Conceived and organized by assistant curator MEG ONLI, the show addresses how white supremacy suffuses the everyday, perpetually reinscribing the history of racial violence in the present so as to hold liberation in abeyance. Here, Onli speaks with Artforum contributing editor Huey Copeland about the political and conceptual underpinnings of Colored People Time and how the ordinary is also the place of the possible.

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