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Culture As Catalyst book talk with Isolde Brielmaier, Renee Cox, and Duron Jackson
Thursday, February 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST)

Culture As Catalyst book talk with Isolde Brielmaier, Renee Cox, and Duron Jackson
Culture As Catalyst is a collection of dialogues and new writings by artists, scholars, activists, and influential thinkers on urgent issues of our time. Topics include whiteness, migration, mass incarceration, feminism, monuments, citizenship, cultural appropriation, forgiveness, and food justice. The innovative thinkers that gathered for these community conversations remind us of the power of civil discourse and how genuine listening, critical thinking, and honest speaking are key to building empathy and knowledge and above all to creating real change. This publication was produced in tandem with the 2017–2019 Accelerator Series of public conversations held at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, convened by then Tang Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier.

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Presented by the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) and Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Co-sponsored by 370J Project

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Isolde Brielmaier
Isolde Brielmaier is Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she focuses on contemporary art, global visual culture, as well as media and immersive technology as platforms within which to re-think storytelling, the politics of representation, and access in its broadest sense. She is also the inaugural Curator-at-Large at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and previously oversaw the arts and cultural programming at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. Isolde has written extensively on contemporary art and culture, including the recently released book Culture as Catalyst (Winter 2020). She has served as curator at several institutions including the Guggenheim Museum and the Bronx Museum. Among her distinctions, she has received fellowships from the Mellon and Ford foundations as well as the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). @isolde_brielmaier
Renee Cox
Renee Cox is a Jamaican-born African-American artist known for her provocative photographs and videos that address racism and sexism in society. Cox’s feminist critique is exemplified in her self-portrait Hot en Tot (1994). Born in Colgate, Jamaica, Cox worked as a fashion photographer in Paris and then New York. Cox received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and later participated in the Whitney Independent Study program. Cox continues to push the envelope with her work by using new technologies that the digital medium of photography has to offer. By working from her archives and shooting new subjects, Cox seeks to push the limits of her older work and create new consciousnesses of the body. Cox’s new work aims to “unleash the potential of the ordinary and bring it into a new realm of possibilities. It’s about time that we re-imagine our own constitutions,” states Cox. @reneecoxstudio
Duron Jackson
Duron Jackson is a Newark-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice conflates academic and artistic research. His interests lie in creating critical discourse around contemporary representations and debates involving social justice issues. He received his MFA in Sculpture at Bard College, Milton Avery School of Art, and was a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Fulbright research fellowship, granted by the U.S. State Department for creative research in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, where he was concurrently artist in residence at Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia and Museu AfroBrasil in São Paulo. In 2020 Jackson received the Art for Justice grant award for his current project Witness, which commemorates the generation of individuals directly affected by Mass Incarceration. @duronjackson www.duronjackson.com https://www.facebook.com/Duron-Jackson-Studio-1534409940183814/