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Coming soon to the Christian-Green Gallery



February 3 - May 21, 2022

Curated by Simone Browne, Associate Professor,

Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the University of Texas at Austin



Not Only Will I Stare brings together artists whose works grapple with the surveillance of Black life, from policing and the carceral state to the FBI and oppressive gazes. Through their looking back, disruptions, and their troubling and theorizing of surveillance, the works that make up the exhibition reveal the emancipatory possibilities of creative innovation. Selected artists include Sadie Barnette, Sable Elyse Smith, and American Artist.


Not Only Will I Stare is curated by Dr. Simone Browne, Associate Professor in African and African Diaspora at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, which presents a case to consider race and blackness as central to the field of surveillance studies, and investigates the roots of present-day surveillance in practices originating in slavery and the Jim Crow era.