I hope you’ll be able to join me for this exciting panel discussion:
A World of Possibility
a conversation about
The Representation of Black Masculinity:
Past, Present, and Future
Please join us for a discussion with
artist and professor of English at Mills College
CCA professor and collaborating artist, Question Bridge: Black Males
artist and member of the 3.9 Collective
associate professor of Visual and Critical Studies, CCA
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 6:15PM-7:30PM
FREE and open to the public
CIIS Main Building, Namaste Hall
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Nearest BART station is Civic Center.
In a cultural setting where the representation of Black masculinity has been subject to caricature and negative stereotype, Oakland-based artist Ajuan Mance dove into the discussion with a series titled 1001 Black Men. The artist paradoxically uses simple line drawings to conjure the richness and complexity of faces, expressions, and gestures stored up over a lifetime of looking at Black people.
Please join us for a panel discussion that considers both the representational history and present of this contested identity, and the interaction between art, artists, and the viewer.