Please join us on May 3rd at 4:45 pm for a lecture by Huey Copeland,
“Bound to Appear” : A LECTURE sponsored by the BALDWIN LECTURE FUND.
Allen Art Building, 1937 Addition, Classroom 1
In 1991, the artist Renée Green executed Mise-en-Scène, a complex
multimedia installation exploring the history of the transatlantic
slave trade in France’s Loire Valley. In his lecture, art historian
Huey Copeland charts the formal evolution and conceptual afterlives of
this project and situates it within an overlapping network of
political, artistic, and cultural contexts. Ultimately, he argues,
Green’s work and that of her contemporaries can be seen as modes of
radical critique that freshly make visible the significance of the
African diaspora in the shaping of the modern world.
Huey Copeland is Assistant Professor of Art History and Affiliated
Faculty in African American Studies, and Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation
Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African
American Research, Harvard University.