28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 18, 2012
This panel discussion will bring together artists and curators to explore critical debates on Black culture and memorialisation in relation to artistic/exhibition practice, multiculturalism, identity politics, and institutional heritage. Furthering themes explored in the exhibition, curator, urbanist and researcher Paul Goodwin (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) will present the keynote lecture, “Curating Difference: Towards a Critical
Post-Multiculturalism,” addressing critical curatorial practices in relation to frameworks of diversity and cross-culturalism. The program willinclude presentations from exhibiting artists, Sonia Boyce (UK), Dana Inkster (Canada), Robert A. Pruitt (US), and Camille Turner (Canada), who will address the strategies, motives, and history related to institutionalisation, performativity, and representation embedded in their respective work. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion between presenters and Toronto-based exhibiting artists, which will explore exhibition practices in relation to Black History Month programming and broader issues of Afro-modernity in visual studies.
The panel will be moderated by Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Hart House Music Room
7 Hart House Circle
Saturday, February 18, 20122, 1:00-5:00pm