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

A lecture by Krista Thompson
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

This year’s Natalie Boymel Kampen Memorial Lecture in Feminist Criticism and History examines the work of Tom Lloyd, a black artist among the first wave working with light and electronic technologies in the 1960s. Lloyd’s early role in the mainstream art world of 1960s New York 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.


Feb. 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM