Graduate Lecture Series: Legacy Russell
January 28, 2020
Join curator, writer, artist Legacy Russell in a discussion on the construct, culture, and material of the “meme” as mapped to black visual culture from 1900 to present day. Using archival media Russell will explore the impact of blackness, black life, and black social death on contemporary conceptions of virality borne in the age of the Internet. Following the lecture Russell will screen her video essay BLACK MEME (2020).
Legacy Russell is a curator, writer, and artist. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Recent exhibitions include Projects 110 : Michael Armitage, organized with Thelma Golden and The Studio Museum in Harlem at MoMA (2019); Dozie Kanu : Function (2019); Radical Reading Room (2019) at The Studio Museum in Harlem; and MOOD : Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018-19 (2019) at MoMA PS1. Russell’s ongoing academic work and research focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art and a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow. Her first book, Glitch Feminism, is forthcoming from Verso Books in Fall 2020.
Free and open to the public. Can’t be there in person? Watch on our livestream channel:
The values of the Critical Studies program are fundamentally rooted in Critical Pedagogy and principles of equity and social justice. We strive to create change and cultivate leadership within ourselves and our students. Anti-racist work is a core element of the pedagogy we practice in the Graduate School, and this anti-racism work includes acknowledging historic and ongoing systemic and institutional violence.
Three Critical Studies dual degree students are presenting their research the first two weeks of May. Kate Baker, Qamuuqin Maxwell, and Hannah Bakken all chose to add an additional year to their program so they could complete two degrees. Each paired their Critical Studies MA with another PNCA graduate degree.
Congratulations to all the CS 2020 Graduates!
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MFA in Visual Studies, The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition are excited to welcome curator, writer and artist Legacy Russell for a lecture on her work and practice as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
Feb 5 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the PNCA Mediatheque