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Looking Like a Person: Portraits after Coloniality

DATE: Sat., Oct. 2, 2021 | 9:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

My book is out! Taking Stakes in the Unknown- Tracing Post Black Art

I thought I will never see it happing but I am thrilled to share the News that Taking Stakes in the Unknown is finally out with Trasnscript Verlag ( in Germany) and Columbia University Press ( in the US).

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My book, Taking Stakes in the Unknown: Tracing Post-Black Art, contextualizes the term “post-Black” in its socio-historic and cultural contexts. It examines the legacy of Thelma Golden’s 2001 exhibition, “Freestyle,” and the works of participating artists who were defined as part of the “post-black” generation: Mark Bradford, Leslie Hewitt, Mickalene Thomas, and Hank Willis Thomas whilst expanding the discourse through the Black German artist Philip Metz.

Virtual Conference: Reshaping the Field: Arts from the African Diasporas on Display

CCS Bard is pleased to present the online conference Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display on November 4-6, 2021, and will highlight exhibition case studies that have created ruptures in how Blackness has been framed through exhibitions and stresses how Black artists have been viewed and African diasporic art histories have been shaped.
Reshaping the Field is inspired by and honors art historian and curator Bridget Cooks’s groundbreaking monograph Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum, which was the first critical exploration of exhibitions in major American art museums that focus on African American artists. Cooks identifies in her study two methodological paradigms: the “anthropological,” emphasizing Black racial difference and white normalcy, and “the corrective approach,” aimed at redefining and expanding American art. Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display aims to expand the field of exhibition histories through a selection of pioneering exhibitions that have shaped the domain of Black art today.