On Jacolby Satterwhite and Queer Utopics: Lecture with Dr. Christina Knight

November 14, 2019–from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
 
Free (registration encouraged)
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.



FWM presents a lecture by scholar, writer, and performer Dr. Christina Knight, Director of the Visual Studies Program at Haverford College. Referencing her earlier essay on Jacolby Satterwhite’s “Queer Utopics,” Dr. Knight will discuss the artist’s collaboration with his late mother, also investigating themes of queer and black American performance, Afrofuturism, and American material culture in contemporary art practice.  

About Christina Knight

Christina Knight is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at Haverford as well as the Director of the Visual Studies Program. Before joining the Haverford faculty, she was a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College as well as a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow. Knight’s work examines the connection between embodied practices and identity, the relationship between race and the visual field, and the queer imaginary. Her current book project focuses on representations of the Middle Passage in contemporary American visual art and performance. She is also a director and co-founder of the dance theater company knightworks. knightworks recently presented the early stages of their project doomsday, which explores the end of the world as a “state of mind” or an outlook that is passed down generationally, particularly for people of color.