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Corpus Infinitum


2020 Craig Owens Memorial Lecture

Professor da Silva is the author of Toward a Global Theory of Race and many other important writings on the question of the subject in global modernity. Professor da Silva is also Professor and Director at the Social Justice Institute, Senior Faculty Fellow of St. John's College, and a 2019 Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Monash University, Visiting Professor of Law at Birkbeck-University London, and Editor at the Living Commons Press.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
5:30 p.m.
Humanities Center Room D

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Corpus Infinitum is a commentary on the work of the New York-based, Colombian artist, Carlos Motta, which considers the challenges faced by contemporary artists, whose work address the operations of coloniality, raciality, and cis-heteropatriarchy. In particular, it focuses on how Motta’s work rehearses neither the transparent aesthetic subject nor the affectable subject of social difference. While it comments on this particular artist’s work, it also provides a sketch of subjectivity, which corresponds to an image of the world that does not presuppose or re-produce it as an effect of the forms of discourse or an expression of the meanings of history.