Please join Hyde Park Art Center for an evening of conversation featuring artists Anthony Romero and Dan S. Wang on their new book The Social Practice That Is Race. Co-authored as a series of exchanges, the book is an attempt to map out a productive beginning to an analysis of racism and the construction of racial difference in the art world. Tempestt Hazel will moderate the discussion.
Also to be released is the catalogue for Organize Your Own, an exhibition curated by Daniel Tucker. Conceived as a revisiting of the exhortation from Black leaders to white activists fifty years ago to “go organize your own,” the show was mounted in Philadelphia and Chicago earlier in 2016. The catalogue includes documentation of projects by Wang and Chicago artists Mary Patten, Maria Gaspar, Rashayla Marie Brown, Dave Pabellon, among many others. The volume is edited by Anthony Romero.
Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. He currently teaches at Tyler School of Art at Temple University and in the Social and Studio Graduate Programs at Moore College of Art and Design.
Dan S. Wang is a writer and artist with long involvement in artist-organized projects and political work. His latest project is the release of a boxed set of prints covering twenty years of letterpress production. His texts have been published internationally in journals, book collections, and exhibition catalogues. He lives in Madison.