Visual Representation, Materiality, and the Medium Seminar - Aruna D'Souza, "Lorraine O'Grady: Self and History"


Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:00pm


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Mahindra Center for the Humanities at Harvard University
Visual Representation, Materiality, and the Medium Seminar, Chaired by Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
Speaker: Aruna D'Souza
Title: "Lorraine O'Grady: Self and History"
February 11th, 2021 at 5pm EST

Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited), was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York Times. Her work appears regularly in, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, and has also been published in The Wall Street Journal,, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. She is currently editing two forthcoming volumes, Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader, and Lorraine O’Grady’s Writing in Space 1973-2018, and is co-curator of the upcoming retrospective of O’Grady’s work, Both/And, which will open in March 2021 at the Brooklyn Museum.

Aruna D'Souza Event Poster (details in body)