BROOKLYN MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM: From Portraits to Pin-ups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture

I'm giving a talk on Saturday, May 14th titled "Radicalizing the Black Female Body: Fashioning Black Power from Olive Morris to Pam Grier" at Brooklyn Museum.  In conjunction with Lorna Simpson's "Gathered" exhibition, the symposium "From Portraits to Pin-Ups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture" is a day-long event of presentations on the intersections of gender and visual culture.

Anchored by the major thematic elements of Adrian Piper’s "Mythic Being" project, my presentation examines how Black Power visuality influences contemporary images of black women in art and pop culture.   

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adrian piper, i embody everything you most hate and fear, 1975.