Fall Semester 2020
Alongside the screen architectures and massive infrastructures that characterize this new world, there are elements that it still incorporates—and reinforces—from previous historical moments, particularly from certain regimes of accumulation that rely on dispossession and social hierarchies often structured along racial lines. This series of seminars and lectures looks at how these “old” features are reconfigured in our time and parses questions about cultural production in light of these persistent, harmful structures and the complex relation of artmaking that is embroiled in a world of capitalized data.
Spring Semester 2021: Animating Archives
Inspired by Lyle Ashton Harris’s “Ektachrome Archive” currently on display at ICA Miami, A+RC Spring 2021 will develop a series of seminars that explore the impact that historical archives, particularly those that have developed around radical theoretical and artistic production, may have on our current moment. These seminars will be developed within the framework of A+RC’s ongoing “Black Hemisphere” research rubric from Fall 2019.
Among the faculty will be Dr. Jafari Sinclair Allen, Director of Africana Studies/Center for Global Black Studies, and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Miami; Dr. Eddie Chambers, Professor, Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.