The Black Studies Reading Room: Mining the Archive
28 August 6:30pm WED
AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER/Medford
The Black Studies Reading Room is a monthly conversation on black lit, art, and ideas. Its purpose is to make more space for the creative and communal work of black study in and around the city. On August 28, join us for a tour through Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus’s installation Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet. We’ll browse through the early twentieth-century publications included in the exhibition Bookworks, followed by a discussion on black cultural production, audience, and the politics of knowledge.
The Black Studies Reading Room is organized by Jovonna Jones, PhD candidate in African & African American Studies at Harvard University. Jones will host the discussion in conjunction with Bookworks, a wide-ranging exploration of the practice of artist-made books, drawing on the contemporary artists’ books and special collections at Tufts University. On view 22 August–15 December at the Aidekman Arts Center/Medford.