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Online Conference: consent not to be a single being

Tate is advertising a free online conference exploring the legacies of Caribbean thought on global art histories and public culture

1 December 2021 at 15.30–18.30

2 December 2021 at 15.30–19.00

3 December 2021 at 15.30–19.00

Free with ticket

Aubrey Williams, ‘Olmec Maya - Now and Coming Time’ 1985
Aubrey Williams, Olmec Maya – Now and Coming Time 1985. Tate. © The estate of Aubrey Williams

consent not to be a single being: Worlding Through the Caribbean takes the Caribbean and Caribbean thought as a starting point to reconsider global histories of art and contemporary public cultures. As a region wrought by the transhistorical forces of enslavement, colonialism, resource extraction and industrialisation, Caribbean modernity allows us to theorise larger patterns about forms of global modernities. Drawing on the foundational work of Caribbean thinkers Édouard Glissant, Stuart Hall and Sylvia Wynter, the symposium explores their impact on our understanding of the material, epistemological and ontological repercussions of these histories.

The symposium will include a keynote lecture by scholar Katherine McKittrick, as well as five panels. It will bring together an international group of scholars and artists whose contributions will explore these thinkers’ lasting influence on our understanding of public culture, education, counter-histories, colonialism, world-making and the environment.

More information and links to registration here.