Black Light: Tom Lloyd, Lorraine O’Grady, and the Effect of Art Historical Disappearance

Krista Thompson

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Tom Lloyd was a black artist among the first wave working with light and electronic technologies in the 1960s. His early centrality in the mainstream 1960s New York art world is belied by the bare archival and material traces that remain of his work. Taking a cue from performance artist Lorraine O’Grady’s Caribbean-inspired public performances as Mlle. Bourgeoise Noire, art historian Krista Thompson experiments with more expansive definitions of art and new methodologies of writing art history.


This event is free and open to the public.

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