Young, Gifted, and Black: An American Millennial Take on Black Portraiture
Sean D. Henry-Smith
America has a long, complicated history when it comes to accepting or embracing blackness. Similarly, millennials are often the scapegoats for the death of beloved resources, industries, and social structures older Americans have held dear. What does it mean to sustain an art practice when both attributes are a part of your identity? This panel offers the voices of four American millennial artists working in performance, traditional, and digital media to discuss how the intersections of their identity shapes their practice, perceptions of blackness, and potential supports for forthcoming generations.
FRIDAY SESSION 2 from 10:45am - 12:15pm at the Farkas Hall Room 203, 12 Holyoke Street