Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s

MAY 19, 2016 | 6:30 PM

Travel & See book cover



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


May 19, 2016: 6:30 PM




Intellectual Publics


Intellectual Publics invites you to join us for an evening book launch event on Thursday May 19, 2016.  Kobena Mercer, author of Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s, will be in conversation with David Joselit.

Over the years, Kobena Mercer’s art criticism has illuminated the aesthetic innovations of African American, Black British, and Caribbean artists. With the publication of his new book, Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices Since the 1980s, he reflects on the transformative impact of artists such as Isaac Julien, RenĂ©e Green, Kerry James Marshall, and Yinka Shonibare and offers some thoughts on the future prospects of the critical discourse of hybridity and transculturation that diaspora artists have brought to critical debates on identity and diversity in our global contemporary moment.

This event will be livestreamed at: