Sa., 21. Aug.|
Book Discussion | Christina Sharpe's In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
Join Jaison Oliver for a book discussion on Christina Sharpe's In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Time & Location
21. Aug. 2021, 10:30 – 11:30 GMT-5
CAMH, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
About the Event
Join us for a book discussion on Christina Sharpe's In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, a key text represented in the drawing series BLK FMNNST Loaner Library 1989-2019 (2019) featured in the exhibition Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need. The discussion will be facilitated by Jaison Oliver, organizer of the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club.
To purchase the book through SOA Co. Books, a local independent Black woman-owned bookstore, you can click here.
CAMH’s Book Discussion is open to guests who have read In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, in its entirety, in part, or have an interest in learning more about the book. Please come ready to both share and listen.
RSVPs via Eventbrite are requested for our workshops. Please review CAMH’s safety protocols here. Seating will be socially distanced and masks are required throughout the program. If there are questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"So many contemporary artists and scholars have been changed by the book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, by Christina Sharpe, which examines the legacy of black death in the context of chattel slavery. Before, you would hear people talk about and quote Audre Lorde as if black feminist thought were something in the past, and not happening now. There has been some focus on black radical thought, but there has never been a focus on black feminist theory, which seems to be starting to happen. And I’m really happy about it." — Simone Leigh, in, New York Times Magazine