http://www.bu.edu/arts/black-lunch-table/ Mugar Memorial Library, Rm 302 Estin Room
771 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
“Radical archiving” in order to shift the rhetoric around contemporary art history and contribute to the authoring of (art) history. Open to all. No experience necessary. Bring your laptop.
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artist and UNC Assistant Professor of Art Jina Valentine and New York-based, media and social-practice artist, Heather Hart. First staged in 2005 at the preeminent artist residency Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. this project augments the dominant history of contemporary art with the testimonies of living, working, African American artists. The primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue with one another on topics directly affecting our community. The Black Lunch Table cultivates audience contingency—participants become constituents as they find their agency within the project.