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In this new talk featuring black feminist theorist Tina Campt and artist and writer Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, we will explore their shared interest in photography, visuality and race — examining how they interact, and how artists are generating powerful spectatorial experiences of racial difference in contemporary practice. In his new publication, Dark Mirrors (MACK 2021), Wolukau-Wanambwa reflects on the “the fissured space of sociality” as it is figured through contemporary photographic practice; in Campt’s new book, A Black Gaze (MIT Press 2021), she examines the “creation and curation of a distinctively Black gaze” through the work of a suite of Black artists. Through two individual readings and a wider discussion, Campt and Wolukau-Wanambwa will examine points of convergence and differentiation in their critical projects.
Tina Campt is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Campt is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art, and the author of four books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (2004), Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (2012), Listening to Images (2017), and most recently, A Black Gaze (2021).
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa (British/Ugandan) is a photographer, writer, editor and graduate director of the photography MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. His first book of selected essays, Dark Mirrors, was published by MACK in autumn 2021, and his artistic work is on display in “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 (Oct 2021–Apr 2022).
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