Lecture / Reading

Charlotte Brathwaite Artist Talk

Sponsored by Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA)

When

Thursday, February 25, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Where

Via Zoom. See link below.
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This event is open to:
Students, Alumni/Friends

Event Details:

Charlotte Brathwaite’s genre-defying works illuminate the realities and the dreams of the marginalized and center unheard, unseen, and overlooked stories. Dealing with subject matter from the historical past to the present and the distant future, her work brings to light issues of social justice, race, sex, power and the complexities of the human condition. Current projects include Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin created with Meshell Ndegeocello is active September – December 2020; The Future is Present (TFP), a collaborative performance laboratory that amplifies the life-affirming demands of young black and indigenous activists. 

Following an introduction by her CBPA mentees, Charlotte Brathwaite will be in conversation about her work, art practice, career and future projects including: Omar, an opera composed by Rhiannon Giddens, Forgotten Paradise: Grazettes Sun, a feature-length film and traveling installation on historical trauma and the legacy of the transAtlantic slave trade. Charlotte is an Associate Professor of Theater Arts at MIT. To learn more about Charlotte Brathwaite, check www.charlottebrathwaite.com. A Q & A will follow.

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