Washington, DC

(Re)Visioning Her-Story: The Black Female Body in the Black Female Imagination

National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, Washington 20013

How do contemporary black women artists respond to problematic stereotypes without reinforcing them? How do they negotiate whiteness without compromising blackness? Must they all be feminists? Apologists? Activists?

Join the National Museum of African Art for a conversation with Mary Sibande, Ayana V. Jackson, Panashe Chigumadzi, and Lanisa Kitchiner to discuss how they engage politics, processes, and practices as black women artists in times of increased racial tensions. The panel will explore how they negotiate intention versus impact in creative works, how they navigate the exclusive art world, and how they use black female bodies–particularly their own–to create alternative visions of black womanhood.

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