Artist Kara Walker and poet Evie Shockley to share public discussion

Kara Walker, Tepper Chair in the Visual Arts Department, and poet Evie Shockley will share a public discussion on how image and text shape our understanding of the history of race and blackness in America and their ongoing contemporary impact. The event takes place Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater (85 George Street, New Brunswick), and is FREE. Presented by the Mason Gross School the Arts Visual Arts Department and the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers' School of Arts and Sciences.

New York-based artist Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

Evie Shockley is the author of Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (2011), and several collections of poetry, most recently The New Black (2011), winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, and semiautomatic (forthcoming 2017).







Posted December 2016.