Exploring black representation in art and systemic racism

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Legend

“The Murder of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri, 2016” by photographer Kris Graves.

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The Graves, based in New York and London, has been published and exhibited around the world, including at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Aperture Gallery in New York. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center, the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Brooklyn Museum and the Wedge Collection in Toronto.

In addition, he is an assistant professor at the New School / Parsons School of Design in New York and vice president of photography for the Architectural League of New York. He received his BA in Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase College.

Graves will give an artist talk on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. in the galleries, followed by a reception.

In a related vein, the Stein Galleries, in collaboration with the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, will be hosting a closing conference on “Black Political Thinking and Anti-Racism: The Radical Civic Tradition” by Alex Zamalin on Thursday December 2 at 11: 30:00 Zamalin, author of several books, is an associate professor of political science and director of the African-American studies program at the University of Detroit Mercy.

“Truth and Ruin” is organized by Benjamin Montague, associate professor of photography.

The Stein Galleries are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Everyone is required to wear a mask inside all buildings on Wright State campuses, regardless of immunization status.

For more information, call the Stein Galleries at 937-775-2978 or visit wright.edu/artgalleries. Wright State University is located at 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton.

Legend

“The Tamir Rice Murder, Cleveland, Ohio, 2016” by photographer Kris Graves.

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