Time & Location
Nov 30, 2021, 4:00 PM
About the Event
The Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) invites guests to attend a free virtual workshop with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, whose artwork is on view in The Black Index. Hinkle will introduce participants to her artistic practice and interest in the everyday objects we carry with us, especially in relationship to Black femmes. The workshop will explore how we can reimagine the narratives we tell about personal objects through art-making and conversations about memory and storytelling. Participants are encouraged to select/collect objects, pictures, and stories that can be reimagined in the workshop.
About the exhibition
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.