I Put on My Jewelry Just To Go to the Bodega: Black Aesthetics In the Age of Catastrophe
This summer, ICA Shop presents a series of intimate live programming every Friday evening. Capacity for this event is 35, so please RSVP in advance. Don’t forget to join us for Happy Hour before the event! Complimentary refreshments from Soul n’ Vinegar and a cash bar will be available beginning at 4:30 PM.
This event is sold out, but we will be broadcasting the entire program on Instagram Live.
Join us Friday, August 27 for a conversation on Black futures, Black aesthetic, and the “outfit change” with Julian K. Glover.
This program will focus on Black world-making practices through the lens of Black aesthetics and how they conjure possibilities for Black futures in the midst of ongoing global catastrophes. Organized as a roundtable discussion, each panelist will bring a song that helped them get through the pandemic while also wearing a look that makes them feel powerful. Audience members will be invited to submit songs that helped them throughout the pandemic, and all songs will be played at the conclusion of the program. Live outfit changes are encouraged.
ABOUT JULIAN K. GLOVER
Julian Kevon Glover is an academic, activist, and performer who graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, holds an MPA from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in African-American Studies from Northwestern University. They’re currently an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and their research focuses on Black/brown queer cultural formations, performance, ethnography/theory and Black world-making practices. They have also worked with the Grammy award-winning Swedish singer Robyn and appeared in the music video for the title track of her 2018 album Honey.