Artist Talk: Dennis Delgado and Dr. Simone Browne
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About the Event
The Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) invites you to join a talk with the artist Dennis Delgado, whose work is featured in the exhibition The Black Index. Delgado will be in conversation with Dr. Simone Browne, Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
The artists featured in The Black Index—Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas—build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding. Their works offer an alternative practice—a Black index—that still serves as a finding aid for information about Black subjects, but also challenges viewers’ desire for classification. The Black Index is on view through December 11th, 2021.