The Status of Difference: Thelma Golden – Post-Black Art Now


The MZ Wallace x Glenn Ligon Tote benefits the Studio Museum in Harlem. | Credit: MZ Wallace

From Tate

In the late 1990s curator and writer Thelma Golden coined the controversial term ‘post-black art’ with friend and artist Glenn Ligon to refer to a post-civil rights generation of African-American artists whose work she believed could no longer be defined in terms of ‘race’. In this lecture and discussion, Golden reflects on the status of the term ‘post-black art’ in the context of debates about the globalisation of the art of the African diaspora and current notions of cultural difference.

Listen to here talk: Post-Black Art Now

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