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Talk: “On Black Performance” at School of Visual Arts
The artist Pope.L once said there is “no other ontology than the stage, staging, and being staged.” With this quote in mind, the School of Visual Arts is bringing together three artists (NIC Kay, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and Will Rawls) and a curator (Nana Adusei-Poku) to discuss the idea of blackness as a performance, in both the art world and outside it. Topics to be considered include how black performance artists can think about being hyper-visible to an audience and ways that this type of work draws on a history of black bodies being treated as spectacles. School of Visual Arts, 132 West 21st Street, 10th Floor, 7–9 p.m.