Nov 7th 2022

Join us in person for a conversation with scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood and artist Maria Gaspar followed by an audience Q&A.

Nicole R. Fleetwood is a writer, curator, art critic, and author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard University Press, 2020). Her interests are contemporary Black diasporic art and visual culture, photography studies, art and public practice, performance studies, gender and feminist studies, Black cultural history, creative nonfiction, prison abolition and carceral studies, and poverty studies. Fleetwood is a MacArthur Fellow and the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School at New York University.

Maria Gaspar is an interdisciplinary artist negotiating the politics of location through installation, sculpture, sound, and performance. Gaspar’s work addresses issues of spatial justice in order to amplify, mobilize, or divert structures of power through individual and collective gestures.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Terra Foundation series on American Art.

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Image: Left: Nicole R. Fleetwood. Right: Maria Gaspar

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