Howardena Pindell: New Perspectives, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

Join Kettle’s Yard, the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge for this conference on Howardena Pindell’s practice, on the occasion of her retrospective at Kettle’s Yard. The exhibition brings together work from Pindell’s six decade long career including paintings, works on paper and video. The exhibition tracks the development of Pindell’s artistic language and examines her work as exemplary in articulating empowerment.

This conference will bring together an international group of prominent academics and curators to discuss Pindell’s long history of art and activism, including Naomi Beckwith (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Professor Sarah Louise Cowan (DePauw University), Professor Briony Fer (University College London), Professor Joan Kee (University of Michigan), and Helena Vilalta (PhD Candidate, University College London). Speakers will address a wide range of aspects of Pindell’s multidisciplinary practice, including her resignification of abstraction with relation to the Black Arts Movement and the Women’s Movement, her work in east Asia, and her engagement with systems aesthetics. There is space for 30 in-person attendees, with lunch included, or there is the option to attend via livestream. There will also be a video recording available online after the conference. Registration is free.

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