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.
11:30 am: Welcome
Elizabeth A. Sackler
Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley
11:45 am: Keynote: Swimming with E.C.
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