These seminars will explore art world calls for diversity using Black Canadian artists and art institutions in Canada. The seminars will address questions of nation, diaspora, institutional diversity policies and practices, criticism and the many infrastructures that makes art possible.
The End of Diversity: Case Studies in Black Diaspora Canadian ArtTue, Oct 15, 20196:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, Oct 16, 20196:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Professor Rinaldo Walcott is the Director of the Women & Gender Studies Institute. As an interdisciplinary scholar Rinaldo has published on music, literature, film and theater and policy among other topics. All of Rinaldo’s research is founded in a philosophical orientation that is concerned with the ways in which coloniality shapes human relations across social and cultural time. Rinaldo is the author of Black Like Who: Writing Black Canada (Insomniac Press, 1997 with a second revised edition in 2003); he is also the editor of Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (Insomniac, 2000); and the Co-editor with Roy Moodley of Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures: Exploring the Work of Clemment Vontress in Clinical Practice (University of Toronto Press, 2010). In all of Rinaldo’s research and publication he focuses on Black cultural politics; histories of colonialism in the Americas, multiculturalism, citizenship, and diaspora; gender and sexuality; and social, cultural and public policy.