Symposium — Jack Whitten: Painting, Politics, Technology


Jack Whitten

When: Saturday, October 5  2:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Presentation Room
Description: In the early 1970s, painter Jack Whitten stood at the intersection of abstract art, racial politics, and developing technologies. These concerns inspired a major body of experimental paintings, and a practice of historical significance and increasing influence. This symposium will bring together noted scholars, critics, and artists, including Whitten himself, to explore his history as well as what makes his pivotal early '70s paintings—featured in the Rose exhibition Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-73—look so contemporary today.

Jack Whitten, Artist
Katy Siegel, Curator at Large, Rose Art Museum; Professor, Hunter College, CUNY
Arthur Ou, Artist and Writer
Michelle Kuo, Editor in Chief, Artforum International
Mingus Mapps, Sneirson Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Politics, Brandeis University
Howard Singerman, Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Hunter College, CUNY

Cost: Free.