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  • Fine Arts Foundation:
    Absence, othering and naming

    2:00 PM
    Hampton Room, Malott Commons
    Scripps College
    345 E. 9th Street
    9th and Columbia
    Claremont, 91711
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    (909) 621-3516

    Professor Ken Gonzales-Day will discuss absence, othering and naming, three concepts that have informed his artistic practice for the past 20 years and reflect an interdisciplinary approach to art making that has sought to understand the historical construction of race and the limits of representational systems though the study of material objects, ranging from the lynching postcard to the plaster cast. In additional to historical research, many of the projects question the (indexical) authority once associated with both photography and plaster life-casts in the 19th and 20th centuries. The work is a reflection on the history of racial formation in the United States and uses absence to foreground what is missing, while making palpable the affective force of these histories on the construction of human difference.

  • "Talking Black in America" Film Screening and Discussion with Executive Producer Walt Wolfram

    5:00 PM
    Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center
    Pomona College
    170 E. 6th Street
    Claremont, 91711
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    (909) 607-1043

    The Pomona Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science presents an evening with Professor Walt Wolfram, who will be screening the new documentary "Talking Black in America," followed by an audience Q&A and discussion with Professor Wolfram, moderated by Professor Nicole Holliday of the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

  • Pomona Student Recital

    8:15 PM
    Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
    Pomona College
    340 N. College Ave.
    Claremont, 91711
    (909) 607-2671

    Students taking private lessons perform solos and chamber selections they've worked on during the semester.

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