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Against Collective Power Through Brutal Aesthetics Workshop

Part 3 of the Radiant Power program

Date & time
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Other dates

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Nataleah Hunter-Young


This event is free


Robin Simpson



Image of woman with glasses and collared blouse sitting behind a white table with one arm resting on it Credit: Philippe Nyrimihigo

Join visual culture scholar Nataleah Hunter-Young on December 1 for the second part of her contribution to the Radiant Power program.

Following last week’s lecture where Hunter-Young looked to the work of artist-theorists who refuse an idea of “collective power” that requires or demands the circulation of anti-Black brutality in favour of other discursive modes, participants this week will have an opportunity to ask questions emerging from the lecture. They will also reflect together on the 1969 Sir George Williams Affair, as an example of collective power, and discuss what the visual language employed in Mina Shum’s documentary Ninth Floor (2015) contributes to the history’s retelling.

For more information and to consult Hunter-Young’s references, visit the gallery's website.

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