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Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Digital C-print. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305-37. © Jan van Raay

Symposium: We Wanted a Revolution

April 21, 2017

11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

This daylong symposium features four panels on black revolutionary art practices, including talks by artists in the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 and related scholars. Participants include Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, co-curators of the exhibition; Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum; Aruna D’Souza, art historian and critic; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University; and Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English at UCLA.

Free with Museum admission, but RSVP required. For more information, email us at WeWAR@brooklynmuseum.org. Watch this event on Livestream.

Schedule:

11:30 am: Welcome
Elizabeth A. Sackler

Introduction
Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley

11:45 am: Keynote: Swimming with E.C.
Kellie Jones

12:40 pm: Interview
Jae Jarrell with Catherine Morris

1:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm: Interview
Faith Ringgold and Dindga McCannon with Catherine Morris

2:40 pm: Panel Discussion: Third World Women: “Dialectics of Isolation” and “Heresies”
Aruna D’Souza with Janet Henry and Howardena Pindell

3:30 pm: Interview
Alison Saar with Rujeko Hockley

3:50 pm: Panel Discussion: Just Above Midtown, East , and West:  Performance, Gesture, and Space-Making by Black Women Artists
Uri McMillan with Linda Goode Bryant, Maren Hassinger, and Lorraine O’Grady

4:40 pm: Panel Discussion: “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But the Rent”: 1980s New York
Rujeko Hockley with Kellie Jones, Lisa Jones, and Lorna Simpson

5:30 pm: Closing Remarks
Anne Pasternak