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Huey Copeland and Rebecca Matalon in Conversation

February 6, 2020 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM


In conjunction with the exhibition Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody and the release of the accompanying publication, join CAMH Curator Rebecca Matalon in conversation with art historian and catalogue contributor Huey Copeland. Copeland, Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has published numerous books and articles focusing on blackness and black visuality in the field of art. His rigorous and incisive examinations of the work of artists—such as Renee Green, Arthur Jafa, Glenn Ligon, and Lorna Simpson, among many others—are essential contributions to narratives of artmaking in, and about, the “afterlife of slavery.”

Copeland and Matalon will discuss Bradley’s work and the ways it might be seen to participate in, push against, and reframe traditional filmic structures, while also examining her relationship to what Copeland has termed “black auto-citational practice,” a mode of working in relation to one’s own history of production. This event also marks the release of the exhibition catalogue for Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody, which features an essay by Matalon and a newly commissioned conversation between Copeland and Bradley.