The research of liquid blackness receives a footnote credit in Marc Francis’ essay, “Splitting the difference: on the queer-feminist divide in Scarlett Johansson’s recent body politics,” his contribution to the dossier on Jonathan Glazer’s 2013 film, Under the Skin newly published in Jump Cut.
Saturday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m.
“‘A Race of Artists’: Examining Art and Social Activism,” an ArtDBF panel with Theaster Gates and other multi-disciplinary artists, moderated by Christeene Alcosiba, Rose Library manager of operations and public programming, co-sponsored by ArtsATL.
First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage
Decatur Book Festival in downtown Decatur
Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.
“Are Artists Activists?”
Theaster Gates conversation with Rose Library director Rosemary Magee
Teaching and Learning Studio, Rose Library
Emory’s Woodruff Library, Level 10
Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.
“Theaster Gates: Social Practice and Social Justice”
Theaster Gates closing presentation
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta 30322
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“The Cohen Film Collection, which maintains a library of classic films, announced on Wednesday that it has completed a digital restoration of “Daughters of the Dust” and plans to release that version theatrically this fall as part of the reopening of the New York art house venue the Quad Cinema. A national rollout and a new Blu-ray version of the film will follow.”
“Co-convened by Carter and Cervenak, The Black Outdoors: Humanities Futures after Property and Possession seeks to interrogate the relation between race, sexuality, and juridical and theological ideas of self-possession, often evidenced by the couplet of land-ownership and self-regulation, a couplet predicated on settler colonialism and historically racist, sexist, homophobic and classist ideas of bodies fit for (self-)governance. The title of the working group and speaker series points up the ways blackness figures as always outside the state, unsettled, unhomed, and unmoored from sovereignty in its doubled-form of aggressively white discourses on legitimate citizenship on one hand and the public/private divide itself on the other. The project will address questions of the “black outdoors” in relationship to literary, legal, theological, philosophical, and artistic works, especially poetry and visual arts.”
Parking information for this weekend’s Black Audio Film Collective Screening & Lecture Series is detailed below. Due to numerous activities planned for the weekend in Downtown Atlanta, guests are strongly encouraged to carpool or use MARTA (Atlanta’s mass transit system): http://www.itsmarta.com
The Florence Kopleff Recital Hall is located at 10 Peachtree Center Avenue in the Arts and Humanities building on the Georgia State University campus at the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street. The nearest MARTA station is Five Points. Parking for The Florence Kopleff Recital Hall is available in the G Deck located at Wall Street and Central Avenue. Parking is free in the G Deck on Saturday and Sunday using the Collins Street entrance. The G Deck closes at 10:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For directions: http://www.music.gsu.edu/locations.aspx and http://parking.gsu.edu/parking-locations/facultystaff/g-deck/
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) is located at 100 Means Street NW. Free parking is available in the lot opposite ACAC at the corner of Means Street, Bibb Street, and Bankhead Ave. Enter at the parking attendant booth. http://thecontemporary.org/about/visit
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. in downtown Atlanta between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place®. The nearest MARTA stations are Peachtree Center or Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center. Parking is available at the World of Coca-Cola or Georgia Aquarium garages. For directions: http://www.civilandhumanrights.org/directions-and-parking Guests attending events at this location may consider parking on the Georgia State University campus in the G Deck located at Wall Street and Central Avenue. Parking is free in the G Deck on Saturday and Sunday using the Collins Street entrance. The Center is located only a 20 minute walk from the GSU campus. The G Deck closes at 10:00 p.m. on Fridayand 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For G Deck parking directions: http://parking.gsu.edu/parking-locations/facultystaff/g-deck/