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The Black Index

Presented by University Arts Gallery (UAG/UCI) at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 14 2021
Mar 20 2021
The Black Index

A free virtual exhibition centering the beauty and resilience of Black subjects

The artists featured in The Black Index—Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas—build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding. Their works offer an alternative

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

The Dark Database: Facial Recognition and its "Failure" to Enroll

Dennis Delgado, artist, with Calvin John Smiley, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hunter College.
Hosted by The Hunter College Art Galleries.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

"A Study in Blackness and Black Identity"

Cherise Smith, Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin.
Hosted by UCI.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm


Alicia Henry, Professor of Art, Fisk University with Bridget R. Cooks, Professor and Exhibition Curator, UC Irvine.
Hosted by the Palo Alto Art Center.

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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"The Black Index: Archiving Black Creativity and Resistance"

Simone Fujita, Bibliographer, African American Art History Initiative at The Getty Research Institute with Krystal Tribbett, Curator for Orange County Regional History, UC Irvine.
Hosted by The Getty.

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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