Microseminar Winter 2019
critical writing, blackness, & aesthetics
5 Meetings & Gallery Visits
This microseminar is for graduate student "residents" of The Black Embodiments Studio, a critical arts writing incubator that explores enactments of, and criticism surrounding, black embodiments in contemporary art. Residents are immersed in diverse models of writing on black embodiments that bridge academic and non-academic audiences. Residents will also develop and workshop a piece of their own arts criticism (600-2,000 words).
Importantly, residents gain intimate contact with artists, curators, and scholars whose work on black embodiments models innovation, accessibility, and criticality. Winter quarter features Chicago-based artist Danny Giles, whose performance, video, and sculptural practice addresses the dilemmas of representing and performing identity while interrogating histories of oppression and creative resistance.
Interested students should submit a 2-page letter of inquiry in PDF format to Dr. Kemi Adeyemi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 pm on December 15, 2018. This letter should detail the applicant's critical practice, how thinking through black embodiments may be generative to it, and what they hope to gain through The Black Embodiments Studio. Ten residents will be notified of their acceptance by December 22.
Sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery