Oct 11th 2018

In Conversation: A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip

@ Logan Center Exhibitions

915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Thursday, October 11th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, October 28th

Join us for a conversation on Candice Lin’s project A Hard White Body and her exhibition at the Logan Center with Lotte Arndt, curator and writer, Rizvana Bradley, Assistant Professor of Film Studies and African American Studies at Yale University, and C. Riley Snorton, Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of Chicago.

This event is presented on behalf of the exhibition Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip, on view in the Logan Center Gallery September 14 – October 28, 2018.

Writer and curator Lotte Arndt explores the work of artists who critically interrogate the postcolonial present and the blind spots of modernity. She co-curated Candice Lin: A Hard White Body (2017) at Bétonsalon, Paris, and Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Soft White Worm (2018) at Portikus, Frankfurt. Recent projects include Tampered Emotions: Lust for Dust, Triangle France, Marseille (2018); One Sentence Exhibition, Kadist (2018); and the research program The Vacation of the Museum: Decolonize Ethnographic Collections with Cinema (2016–18). She was a 2016 Goethe-Institut fellow at Villa Vassilieff, Paris, and subsequently served as guest editor of the online magazine Qalqalah (2017). She works closely with the French artists and writers’ group Ruser l’image and is a member of the research group Global Art Prospective. She publishes on artistic strategies that aim to subvert Eurocentric narratives and institutions and co-organizes cultural programs, screenings, and discussions in artistic and academic spaces.

Rizvana Bradley is an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies and African American Studies at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BA from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a PhD from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. A former Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Bradley focuses her research and teaching on the study of film and media at the intersections of literature, poetry, contemporary art, and performance. Her approach to artistic production within African American culture and the wider black diaspora expands and develops frameworks for thinking across global and transnational artistic and cinematic practices. Bradley is currently at work on two new scholarly book projects and has published articles in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, TDR: The Drama Review, Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and Black Camera: An International Film Journal.

C. Riley Snorton is a cultural theorist whose work focuses on race, gender, and sexuality. He is a professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Chicago and the the author of Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), which received a Stonewall Book Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction in 2018. Snorton’s research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his writings have appeared in SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, The Black Scholar, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.

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