Graduate Program in Media + Modernity | Princeton University presents:
"A Black Gaze”
[Response: Irene V. Small]
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @5pm ET
N107 (School of Architecture)
Tina Campt will discuss her recent book, A Black Gaze (MIT Press, 2021). Examining Black contemporary artists who resuscitate and revalue the historical and contemporary archive of Black life in radical ways, the book reveals how new ways of seeing shift viewers from the passive optics of looking at to the active struggle of looking with, through, and alongside the suffering—and joy—of Black life in the present.
Tina Campt is Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of Humanities in the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She is the author of Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (University of Michigan Press, 2004), Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke University Press, 2012), Listening to Images (Duke University Press, 2017), Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography (with Marianne Hirsch, Gil Hochberg and Brian Wallis, Steidl, 2020) and A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See (MIT Press, 2021).
Irene V. Small is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art & Criticism in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University. She is the author of Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and is finishing a new book titled The Organic Line: Towards a Topology of Modernism, to be published by Zone Books.
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