Anthony Bogues, "The Imagined New (or what happens when History is a Catastrophe?)"

On May 8th, from 12-1:30 pm in Granoff Center for the Arts, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Professor of Africana Studies, Director of the Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Anthony Bogues, will be in conversation with Avery Willis Hoffman, Artistic Director of the Brown Arts Institute, about his new book The Imagined New (or what happens when History is a Catastrophe?)

"The Imagined New | Working through alternative archives is envisioned as a 3-volume, open-access publication in which  African and African diasporic art practices are framed as an alternative set of archives, in which intersecting histories, presents and possible futures are (re)conceived, embodied and performed as radical claims to Black life. Drawn from a series of intensive workshops and art activations hosted by VIAD and the CSSJ in Johannesburg in 2019, Vol I / Art, History & the African Diaspora presents a kind of collective opening statement, a convening of voices calling for a radical rethinking of the archive – or rather, of those alternative archives presented in African and African diasporic art practices and histories" (The Imagined New).