Black Joy, is a 26-hour multi-sensory experience that combines visual art, performance, spoken word, dance, and music. Taking a broad conceptual approach to what Black Joy means, this community event illuminates the multiplicity inherent within the Black Diaspora. As our journey into a Post-Obama America begins, we as artists, thinkers, and makers recognize the importance of personal and collective self-preservation. What is Black Joy, and how can we harness it in this present moment? How do we manifest this affect individually and collectively? How can creative productivity by Black artists (or by the diaspora) of Yale inspire a sense of levity for all? We have no assertions, but we are lifted to discover it for ourselves. We invite you to take this journey with us.

 

Friday, November 11, starting at 7:30PM , Tschabalala Self in conversation with Antwaun Sargent Tschabalala Self’s work centers around depictions and preconceptions of the black female body in contemporary America. As concepts of blackness and femininity continually evolve, Self has dedicated herself to naming the phenomenon that forcibly frames our contemporary understanding of the black body in a collective fantasy. Self’s deep desire is to express the notion that black femininity cannot be simply categorized; that blackness is infinite, and black identity is too sublime to fit into any category. In this talk, with cultural and art critic Antwaun Sargent, she will reflect on her current solo exhibition “Gut Feelings” , that examines the voyeurism and fantasies that surround the idea of black feminine beauty. Facebook Event link : https://www.facebook.com/events/933684553402770/  

Friday, November 11, starting at 7:30PM , Tschabalala Self in conversation with Antwaun Sargent

Tschabalala Self’s work centers around depictions and preconceptions of the black female body in contemporary America. As concepts of blackness and femininity continually evolve, Self has dedicated herself to naming the phenomenon that forcibly frames our contemporary understanding of the black body in a collective fantasy.

Self’s deep desire is to express the notion that black femininity cannot be simply categorized; that blackness is infinite, and black identity is too sublime to fit into any category. In this talk, with cultural and art critic Antwaun Sargent, she will reflect on her current solo exhibition “Gut Feelings” , that examines the voyeurism and fantasies that surround the idea of black feminine beauty.

Facebook Event link :

https://www.facebook.com/events/933684553402770/

 

Saturday, November 12th, starting at 12PM - 3PM with Liberation Lounge, and 6PM - 9PM with The Turn Up  Black Joy, is curated by current Yale School Of Art graduate students Kenturah Davis, Vaughn Spann, Johnathan Payne, and Shikeith. The 32 Edgewood Gallery of Yale University has been re-contextualized as a conceptual satellite space called Expropriated Investigatory Kabinett. E.I.K., for the remainder of Autumn 2016, serves as a platform for Yale School of Art students to produce programming that is free and inclusive to all publics and respectful of human rights. All are welcome. This event is also sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale.   Facebook Event link :  https://www.facebook.com/events/190205011383406/

Saturday, November 12th, starting at 12PM - 3PM with Liberation Lounge, and 6PM - 9PM with The Turn Up 

Black Joy, is curated by current Yale School Of Art graduate students Kenturah Davis, Vaughn Spann, Johnathan Payne, and Shikeith. The 32 Edgewood Gallery of Yale University has been re-contextualized as a conceptual satellite space called Expropriated Investigatory Kabinett. E.I.K., for the remainder of Autumn 2016, serves as a platform for Yale School of Art students to produce programming that is free and inclusive to all publics and respectful of human rights. All are welcome.

This event is also sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale.

 

Facebook Event link : 

https://www.facebook.com/events/190205011383406/