In Dialogue: Faustin Linyekula & Dr. Rizvana Bradley
Faustin Linyekula & Dr. Rizvana Bradley
4.4.15 | 2PM
University of the Arts | 1401 Walnut Street, 2nd FLR
Join us for a public conversation with dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula and Dr. Rizvana Bradley of Emory University. A dynamic discussion on practice, process, artistry and social concerns. A reception will be held immediately following the conversation.
About Faustin Linyekula
Dancer, choreographer and self-described storyteller Faustin Linyekula, founded Studios Kabako in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in 2001. Since 2007, Studios Kabako refocused its activities in Kisangani, the country’s third largest city located in the northeast of the country, fostering young Congolese artists and opening up to other artistic genres: video, cinema, and music. Linyekula looks to subvert the dominant tropes of representation, replacing them with ideas of innovation, community, resourcefulness and hope.
About Rizvana Bradley
Rizvana Bradley is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Emory University. She holds a B.A. from Williams College, and a Ph.D. from Duke University. She was the Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Bradley has taught courses that have addressed race, gender and sexuality in literature, film and contemporary art and performance. Bradley’s current book project discusses and locates the material history of blackness as central to current debates about community in contemporary continental philosophy, as well as to discourses that take up black ontology, black subjectivity and black aesthetics. Bradley’s current research extends its critical gaze to Linyekula’s work, providing fertile ground for this meeting of the minds.