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Nell Painter at CUNY Graduate Center

Whiteness Symposium Talkbacks: Nell Painter
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:30pm – 8pm
CUNY Graduate Center

Join us for the second of the Whiteness Symposium Talkbacks, a year-long series unpacking the conversations from last summer’s On Whiteness Symposium. At each talkback, one presentation from the symposium will be screened, and members of the Racial Imaginary Institute will mediate an open conversation reflecting on that keynote.

TRII is excited to present the second of these talkbacks at CUNY Graduate Center on Tuesday, November 20th, from 6:30pm – 8pm, with artist and author of The History of White People Nell Painter, moderated by Claudia Rankine, LeRonn P. Brooks, and Jennifer Uleman. If you missed the symposium, you can watch the recording here, or you can just listen to the keynote at the event itself.

This program is free and open to the public.

Whiteness Symposium Talkbacks: Sadiya Hartman at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Join us for the launch of the “Whiteness Symposium Talkbacks,” a year-long series unpacking the conversations from last summer’s On Whiteness Symposium. At each talkback, one presentation from the symposium will be screened, and members of the Racial Imaginary Institute will mediate an open conversation reflecting on that keynote.

TRII will present the very first of these talkbacks at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in Harlem on Tuesday, October 9th, from 6:30pm – 9pm, with special guest Saidiya Hartman. The full schedule of talkbacks will be released soon. If you missed the symposium, you can watch the recording here, or you can listen to the keynote at the event itself.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/748254518845083/

This program is free and open to the public, as part of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise’s Public Room. From GBE: “In advance of a crucial ballot in November, this crucible will hold a persistent flow of people convening to listen and learn, teach and inspire.”

Check out other events at Public Room at www.publicroom.biz.

Dark Noise Collective Residency

During their residency with the Racial Imaginary Institute at The Kitchen, the Dark Noise Collective (Fatimah AsgharFranny ChoiNate MarshallAaron SamuelsDanez Smith, and Jamila Woods) will conduct a week-long retreat, focusing on internal writing workshops, artist talks, and discussions around race and how their work disrupts white dominance. The Dark Noise Collective will do a public panel on Tuesday, July 17 at 7pm. To conclude their residency they will then present a public reading at The Kitchen on Friday, July 20th at 7pm, consisting of poems that have been generated during the residency, and other work.

July 16–20
Reservations for the public programs will open here on Monday, July 9 at 2pm. 

For more information about the exhibition and other programs please see our website.

On Whiteness: Symposium

The Kitchen in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute presents a day-long symposium on the phenomenology, distortions and diagnostics of white dominated space, featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, and interactive conversation.

June 30, 10am–6pm REGISTRATION IS FULL
RSVP required. Attendees are required to commit to the full day.

Symposium Schedule


10:00am

Doors open

10:30–10:45am
Introduction and welcome

10:45–11:15am
Opening Keynote: Nell Painter, introduced by Claudia Rankine

11:15–12:45pm
Panel 1: “Against a Sharp White Background: Culture, Coalition, and the Zero-Sum Game of Managed Diversity” Jeff Chang, Aruna D’Souza, Daniel Borzutsky, Sarah Lewis, Doreen St. Felix, Moderator Chris Chen

12:45–2pm
Lunch Break

2–2:30pm
Afternoon Keynote: Linda Martín Alcoff, introduced by Cathy Park Hong

2:30–4:15pm
Panel 2: “A Diagnostic of Whiteness: The Empathy Conundrum” Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflish, Lori Gruen, Saidiya Hartman, Moderator Rizvana Bradley

4:15–4:30pm
Presentation by Vijay Iyer, introduced by LeRonn P.  Brooks

4:30–5pm
Closing Keynote: Patricia Williams, introduced by Monica Youn

5–5:30pm
Closing Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Patricia Williams, Linda Alcoff, Nell Painter and Vijay Iyer, introduced by Rizvana Bradley

This performance is presented as part of The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness. For more information about the exhibition and other programs please see The Kitchen website.