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Extra Credit: Global Art & Other Myths

  • Institute for Contemporary Art 118 South 36th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
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What do we speak of when we speak of Global art? Does globalism really define out current aesthetic moment? More importantly, what histories are erased and who is left out of the picture when we divert economic and scholarly resources to work on the basis of its apparent universality?

Join Imani Roach, Philadelphia-based artist, critic and scholar of modern and contemporary African art and material culture, for an examination of both the good intentions that motivate attempts at thinking globally about art, and the damage that is done to our understanding of how images and power circulate when we prioritize a global approach.

This event is free and open to the public.

EXTRA CREDIT is an education series that aims to provide a general overview of contemporary art and to demystify the field for those outside of the art world. It is ideal for anyone interested in learning more and for those looking to further engage with exhibitions and museums.

Earlier Event: July 28
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Later Event: August 2
BlackStar 2018 Opening Reception