In this politically and artistically timely presentation, Sampada Aranke (Asst. Professor of History and Theory of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Art Institute) examines critical and often forgotten works by black conceptual performance artists. Taking the body seriously, these artists engage violent histories against black flesh, while opening up possibilities to imagine a fugitive future.

This lecture is part of the TBA Festival Flight: Identity & the Body, which reflects a range of artists from diverse disciplines who work across dance/choreography and interdisciplinary performance to engage the embodied politics and poetics of race, ethnicity, gender, culture, and their intersections.

 About TBA Conversations: A series of engaging daily discussions with artists, curators, scholars, and community leaders. TBA Conversations put artists and audiences in direct dialogue, combining live artist interviews with audience Q&A. All conversations are free, open to the public, and take place at PICA from 12:30-1:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Arrive at noon, bring your lunch, and join us on the rooftop deck for iced tea, fresh air, and good company!