Art, Intersectionality, and Activism: A Conversation Commemorating Rotimi Fani-Kayode at the DePaul Art Museum

November 6, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During his brief career, photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode produced a visionary body of work that pushed the boundaries of race, nation, and cultural identity. As a queer artist working in the early years of the AIDS crisis, his pictures drew on Yoruban tradition and meditated on the ephemerality of our lives. In conjunction with the first solo exhibition of his oeuvre in Chicago at Iceberg Projects and the 30th anniversary of his death, this panel will consider the legacy of Fani-Kayode's work and reflect on how key themes that animated his life apply today — from intersectionality and antiracism to collectivity and creative practice.

Panelists: Greg Foster-Rice, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism, Columbia College; Deana Haggag, President & CEO, United States Artists; Solveig Nelson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Art Institute of Chicago; and Derrick Woods-Morrow, Multimedia Artist

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