Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Pitt's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures are hosting a conversation between renowned poet Claudia Rankine and contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. Presale tickets are gone, but there will be tickets available at the door.
Both winners of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, Weems and Rankine are recognized for the creative and pathbreaking work exploring the impact of race and racism in American life and visual culture. Weems's photography, video, installation, and performance art responds to and reworks the history of black imagery, racial geographies, and grief with clear-eyed political vision and lyrical beauty. Rankine's poems, plays, videos, and essays reflect on the way race and identity weave through the landscape of sports, art, the academy, and everyday interactions. Through the Racial Imaginary Institute, Rankine and her colleagues convene writers, thinkers, and artists for the "activation of interdisciplinary work and a democratized exploration of race in our lives."
For more information, please visit https://pittsburghlectures.org/lectures/carrie-mae-weems-claudia-rankine/.