CLARK ART INSTITUTE FELLOW PRESENTS LECTURE ON MIGRANTS AND MIGRATION IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

March 1, 2019

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Jennifer Bajorek, a fellow at the Clark Art Institute, presents the free lecture “Strategic Invisibilities: Migration and Post-Representation” on Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 pm. The lecture will be held in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

The lecture explores work about migrants and migration in contemporary France. Bajorek thinks with artistic strategies that decenter the migrant as an anchor of truth and rights claims, and that privilege instead abstraction, redaction, non-representational cartography, occupation, and post-participatory collaboration.

Jennifer Bajorek teaches in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at Hampshire College and is a research associate of the VIAD Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg. She is a writer and a researcher of literature, philosophical aesthetics, and photography. Her most recent book, Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. At the Clark, she is working on a new project exploring artistic, visual, and political strategies in the representation of migration in contemporary France.

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