LEC: Imaging Black Europe @ Goethe-Institut, March 24, 2011

A Conversation between Tina Campt and Hazel V. Carby

Mar 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building / 5 East Third Street

Join us for a lecture and lively conversation with professors Tina Campt and Hazel V. Carby as they present and discuss their work on twentieth-century black European history; forms of political organization and social exclusion; and contemporary visual culture in a global context.


Tina Campt is Professor of Women’s Studies and Africana Studies at Barnard College. Campt received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is the author of Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (2004); “Gendering Diaspora,” an edited issue of Feminist Review; and Der Black Atlantic with Paul Gilroy. Her most recent book, Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe, is forthcoming.

Hazel V. Carby is Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies, Professor of American Studies and Director of the Initiative on Race Gender and Globalization at Yale University. Her books include Reconstructing Womanhood (1987), Race Men (1998), and Cultures in Babylon (1999. Professor Carby has published numerous articles, most recently “Postcolonial Translations,” “US/UK Special Relationship: The Culture of Torture in Abu Ghraib and Lynching Photographs,” and “Becoming a Modern Racialized Subject: ‘detours through our pasts to produce ourselves anew,’ an exploration of the influence of Stuart Hall”. Her current book–in–progress is Child of Empire.

Up/Down, North/South is a series of three public dialogues between multidisciplinary artists and scholars. Organized as part OFF/SITE, a collaboration between The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Goethe-Institut New York, these programs draw on the notion of geography to focus conversations on the role of place in artistic production. The discussions will address both local concerns about the relationship between the urban environment and aesthetics; as well as art-making practices in black European society. Questioning art historical discourses that have emerged in the wake of Communism between “East” and “West,” Up/Down, North/South emphasizes ideas of cultural syncretism and antagonism across European and US contexts.

OFF/SITE is a collaboration between The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Goethe-Institut New York.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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