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Artist Panel: 'Black Is, Black Ain't'

Panel Discussion w/ curator Hamza Walker and artists': Elizabeth Axtman, William Pope L. and Thomas Johnson

"Black Is, Black Ain't April 20 – June 08, 2008 Panel Discussion featuring Thomas Johnson, Elizabeth Axtman, and William Pope.L Taking its title from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, this exhibition will explore a shift in the rhetoric of race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a present moment where racial identity is being simultaneously rejected and retained. The exhibition will bring together works by 26 black and non-black artists whose work together examines a moment where the cultural production of so-called “blackness” is concurrent with efforts to make race socially and politically irrelevant."