Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Black Bodies, White Gold: Cotton, Art and the Materiality of Race: A Public Lecture from Princeton University

Home > Perth > Free | Public Lectures
Event:
A public lecture by Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of Black Diasporic Art at Princeton University.

This talk examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the representation of blackness in American culture, using historical case studies and contemporary art. Juxtaposing contemporary interventions with historical moments, it examines how cotton materially influenced the way black Americans were seen, and represented themselves, as both enslaved and free. It argues that tracing this relationship deepens our understanding of the intersections of vision, value and subjectivity in the production of racial identity in nineteenth-century America, and also today.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  5
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Where: Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA Arts Building The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Hwy Crawley, WA 6009
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Featured
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions