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Abattoir in Relation
Che Gossett, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Institute of Contemporary Arts

On the occasion of Aria Dean’s exhibition Abattoir, the ICA hosts a panel discussion in response to the work, currently installed in the ICA’s lower gallery. Featuring writer and critical theorist Che Gossett, artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and other guests, the talk will extrapolate from the themes and complexities contained within Dean’s work.

This panel takes the human/non-human category as a hinge, andexamines architectures of death, structural violence, necropolitics andracial capitalism.

Aria Dean: Abattoir, is the New York-based interdisciplinary artist’s first exhibition in the UK. The presentation includes two artworks related to the artist’s investigation of the foundational relationship between death and modernity on conceptual and material levels.
Che Gossett is a Black non binary femme writer and critical theorist specializing in queer/trans studies, aesthetic theory, critical animal studies, abolitionist thought and black study. Che is Associate Director of The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer and Transgender Studies University of Pennsylvania. They are also the Racial Justice Postdoctoral Fellow at the Initiative for a Just Society, Columbia Law School, and a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, in the Animal Law and Policy Program. Gossett was a 2019-2020 Helena Rubenstein Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Che has been a fellow at the Centre for Life Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford University, as well as the Centre for Visual Culture and Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge.

Currently Che is finishing two manuscripts for Duke University Press -- the first being a political biography of AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya, and the second emerging out of their dissertation, theorizing the ways in which abolition is activated in Black contemporary art. Finally Che has an article on blackness, the work of John Akomfrah and oceanic ecology forthcoming in Transition Magazine, a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard.

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

YOUR ACTIONS ARE THE MOST POWERFUL MEDIUM.
TOGETHER WE CAN CAUSE CHANGE.
DON'T JUST STARE,
DON'T JUST SIT THERE PASSIVELY
DON'T JUST CONSUME CONTENT
ACT NOW
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME
LETS STOP LIKING
LETS STOP COMMENTING
LET'S START ACTING
 
06:30 pm
Wed, 03 Apr 2024
Cinema 1

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