To mark the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement and the closing of the SFMOMA exhibition Nothing Stable Under Heaven, the California College of the Arts (CCA) and SFMOMA jointly present a one-day symposium that explores the roles of art and architecture in bringing to light histories of racial violence, systematic oppression, and anti-racist movements. As the nation collectively comes to terms with its long history of racial violence and struggle, how can makers of monuments, photographs, sculptures, and other designed objects negotiate and make visible these racial histories? Participants include artists and designers, as well as art and architectural historians who have studied memorials, trauma, and monument-building.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
The event includes a symposium at CCA followed by an evening keynote speech at SFMOMA.
Free tickets are available here.
CCA, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco
9:30 am Welcome and Introduction
9:45 – 11:30 am Panel: Spatializing Racial Histories
Renee Ater, University of Maryland, emerita
Darell Fields, UC Berkeley and CCA
Lisa Uddin, Whitman College
Moderated by Irene Cheng, CCA
11:45 am – 1 pm Lunch with Breakout discussion groups led by CCA faculty
1:15 – 3 pm Panel: Visualizing Racial Histories
Leigh Raiford, UC Berkeley
Martin Berger, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Jessica Ingram, Florida State University
Moderated by Jordana Moore Saggese, University of Maryland at College Park
SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco (enter on Minna Street)
4 pm Reception
5:30 pm Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University – “Make Live, Let Die: Monuments to a Racial State”
Image: Jamelle Bouie, National Memorial for Peace and Justice