Antoine Williams in Conversation with LaTanya Autry and Tiffany Holland
Date07.13 - 07.13.2020
from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Join Center for Afrofuturist Studies artist-in-residence Antoine Williams for a livestreamed conversation on themes of Black humanity, myth-making, and freedom dreaming with cultural organizer LaTanya Autry and scholar/educator Tiffany Holland.
As a cultural organizer in the visual arts, LaTanya S. Autry centers Black liberation and decolonization in her work. In addition to co-creating The Art of Black Dissent, an interactive program that both promotes public discussion about the Black liberation struggle and engenders fighting antiBlackness through the collective imagining of public art interventions, she co-produced #MuseumsAreNotNeutral, an initiative that exposes the fallacies of the neutrality claim and calls for an equity-based transformation of museums and the Social Justice and Museums Resource List, a crowd-sourced bibliography.
LaTanya has curated exhibitions and organized programs at moCa Cleveland, Yale University Art Gallery, Artspace New Haven, and other institutions. Through her graduate studies at the University of Delaware, where she is completing her Ph.D. in art history, LaTanya has developed expertise in the art of the United States, photography, and museums. Her dissertation The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America, which analyzes how individuals and communities memorialize lynching violence in the built environment, concentrates on the interplay of race, representation, memory, and public space.
J. Tiffany Holland is a PhD Candidate in U.S. History at Duke University. Her research focuses on black racial formation, U.S. empire, and working-class identities. She is currently a professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Guilford College and UNC-Greensboro.