Black Woman, Art and Resistance

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With her award-winning film “Millis Awakening” (2018) Natasha A. Kelly ignited questions that are of major relevance to the interdisciplinary field of visual communications: What is the realm of the social in art? What is the freight of history carried into the present through art? Are we already pre-observant? Or is there a hierarchy of observation, visualization and/or perception? On the basis of her documentary film, Natasha will talk about the role of Black womxn in the art field, and why “Sleeping Milli” (1911), depicted by German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, is a “seismograph” of colonial dis-/order and an indicator for ongoing coloniality.

Seminar organized as part of the research group "Critical Intersections", Department of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen
Period7 Oct 2020
Event typeSeminar
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational