Friday, December 7 10am-noon 469 College Street Stoeckel Hall Rm 106 Food and drink provided. Mendi + Keith Obadike are two of the most pathbreaking artists of their generation. They make art, music, and literature, and they have exhibited and performed at a range of venues including The New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Bold, innovative, daring, and awe inspiring, their work explores,
Join us for an evening of critical listening with Grammy Award winning Roots Americana musician and MacArthur Fellow RHIANNON GIDDENS in conversation with BSAW co-directors Professor Daphne A. Brooks (African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies) and Professor Brian Kane (Department of Music) Tuesday, November 13 Sudler Recital Hall Second Floor | W.L. Harkness Hall Yale University 100 Wall Street New Haven, CT 7pm Free and open to the public!
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985 Lynchburg) is a New York-based artist whose work and performances have been shown internationally. His practice engages history and cultural nuance through diverse media, including sculpture, sound and performance. Since 2012, these works have been developed as process-lead explorations in which materials, audio and residue are altered, cast, distorted and rebuilt. Specifically, his approach to sound ruptures the auditory, implicating the body. As Thomas Lax writes in Artforum, “Beasley’s absenting presence—presence
BSAW is back! Following on the events of last year, we are planning another year of meetings, workshops, and public events with some of the great luminaries of black sound studies in the arts and the humanities. Visit our calendar for dates and times of upcoming meetings and events. We encourage you to reach out to your colleagues and graduate student cohorts and spread the word to anyone that might be interested in joining the