Represent'n': African-American Artists at the Millennium

Panel Discussion Tue 27 Feb 2001 The New School, Malcolm Klein Reading Room
66 West 12th Street, 5th Floor
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A new generation of African-American artists are widening the perimeters of American culture. Bold, highly individualistic, and very gifted, these artists exhibit a clear understanding of the intricacies of the contemporary art machine, which enables them to negotiate the mainstream with admirable finesse. They are as intent on visibility as they are on defining their own perspectives beyond the dictates of history, precedent, or community. A panel of artists and critics explores how this group is reconfiguring our assumptions about African-American art.

Olu Oguibe, Senior Fellow of the Vera List Center

Kira Lynn Harris
Paul D. Miller
(aka DJ Spooky), editor-at-lagre, Artbyte, artist and musician
Steven Nelson, assistant professor of African and American-American art, UCLA
Greg Tate, Editor at The Village Voice