Joshua Hagler: The Imagined Chase

ORGANIZED BY PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Bay Area artist Joshua Hagler discusses past and recent work focusing on key transitional moments in his practice. Known for his frenetic large-scale semi-figurative paintings, Hagler works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation and video/animation. Reflecting on major events such as a 2007 arson that claimed his apartment building and his subsequent search for and video collaboration with the arsonist, Hagler emphasizes the importance of searching while letting go of old ideas that have run their course. MARCH 4, at 5:30pm Krannert Art Museum Room 62 500 East Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820   Co-organized with …

Symposium on Race and Representation

RACE AND REPRESENTATION: THE BLACK BODY IN MEDIA, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS This one day symposium will examine how the black body is represented in literature, media and the Arts. This symposium features several panel presentations and round table discussion, with a keynote lecture by Provost Lecture Series Speaker Deborah Willis Ph.D. My paper entitled “Equivalent Exchange: Representing the Black Male Nude as Artist, Model and Subject,” examines how men of color have represented themselves nude in painting, and features my effort with Equivalent Exchange to contextualize my own body within that history. Hosted by the Department of Africana Studies. Sponsored by the College …