Events Calendar

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September 24

Talk

FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURE SERIES: INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY: EXPRESSION, EXCHANGE, AND HYBRIDITY OKESA/HALF WAY THERE

7PM – 8:15PM
Join us on the KU Art History YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCRJOPyODK_5UQpxza7HBAjg

In the Osage language, Okesa means halfway. This word describes being in between points in time or place. In his lecture, Akers will discuss aspects of Osage history and culture and their role in forming his identity in a contemporary world. Through stories and visual images, he seeks to communicate his concerns about an evolving cultural history. What constitutes identity, and how do people navigate, form, and reform their sense of self? And how can the study of art and its history help us to consider the diverse identities expressed by visual culture and its creators? This series seeks to amplify the voices of scholars and artists whose work explores individual and collective identities as those intersect with notions of the body, dis/ability, gender, heritage, and race.

Sponsored By: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art, Department of Visual Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Public Library, Raven Bookstore, BLACK Lawrence, and other community partners.

October 29

Talk

FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURE SERIES: INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY: EXPRESSION, EXCHANGE, AND HYBRIDITY UNFINISHED (WE ARE WHAT’S LEFT UNDONE): IDENTITY, PERFORMATIVE RACIAL SCRIPTS & THE NECESSITY OF THE ANTI-COLONIAL ICONOCLAST

7PM – 8:15PM
Join us on the KU Art History YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCRJOPyODK_5UQpxza7HBAjg

What constitutes identity, and how do people navigate, form, and reform their sense of self? And how can the study of art and its history help us to consider the diverse identities expressed by visual culture and its creators? This series seeks to amplify the voices of scholars and artists whose work explores individual and collective identities as those intersect with notions of the body, dis/ability, gender, heritage, and race. Presented by M. Carmen Lane, Artist, writer, and Director of the ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, "At the core of my practice is the investigation of the responsibilities inherent in carrying unfinished ancestral business in the body--individually and collectively within a system. Race, as a social construct, is often the primary lens for viewing and meaning making in North American western ideologies of individualism and resistance. However, race is both glue and lifeblood of the experiment called America. This slide based lecture is a discussion of identity politics, intersectionality as framework, the paradoxical nature of contemporary art making and the socially engaged possibilities in the development and nurturing of a non-accomodating heretical art practice."

Sponsored By: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Department of Visual Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Public Library, Raven Bookstore, BLACK Lawrence, and other community partners.