Encountering the World Across Difference: Opacity, Solidarity, and Art

Aruna D'Souza

Talk by William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor Lecture with Aruna D’Souza
500 17th Street NW
Reception: 6:30-7:30 pm (Atrium)

The reception also honors the opening of Prof. D’Souza’s class show, “Encounters at 500 17th St NW.”

Encountering the World Across Difference is a talk by Professor Aruna D’Souza that explores questions about how one makes and writes about art in ways that respect the autonomy and sovereignty of others, with a particular attention to the writings of Édouard Glissant and Saidiya Hartman, and the work of Simone Leigh and Jennifer Packer. This theme is at the heart of the exhibition opening in the Corcoran vestibule, “Encounters at 500 17th St NW,” on December 1, and works from that show will also be featured.