Big Ideas in Art + Culture: Derrais Carter

Thursday January 26, 2023 /// 7PM
River Run Centre
35 Woolwich St, Guelph



You can still join Derrais Carter discussing ideas from Black Revelry at "The radical potential of ekphrasis for Blackness, Access, and Magic" panel on Sunday, January 29th at the River Run Centre from 10am-12pm.



Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series: Derrais Carter
Thursday, January 26, 7-9PM

River Run Centre - 35 Woolwich St., Guelph
ASL Interpretation provided

This Big Ideas in Art + Culture talk with artist Derrais Carter is a collective listening session masquerading as a lecture. Pairing musical selections from the Black Revelry Quiet Storm radio show with close readings of Ernie Barnes’ painting The Sugar Shack, we’ll ask what happens when we apply the painting to our social worlds. 

This event will feature ASL interpretation and live transcription. The River Run Centre is a physically accessible venue.
This is a free event, no registration is necessary. Please feel free to join us for reception after the lecture.

This Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture is presented in partnership with Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area and Musagetes.

Derrais Carter is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist. His scholarly and creative work plays in the vibrant realms of Black Critical Theory, Black Queer Studies, and Black Popular Culture, Narrative Theory, and Cultural History. Carter's publication Black Revelry: In Honor of the Sugar Shack, a book-album built around Ernie Barnes’ painting The Sugar Shack featured collaborations with writers, visual artists, dancers and a dj, the projects delights in the ways a painting reflects and animates various renderings of Black social life and intimacy. This project is also the basis for Carter’s limited-run radio show Black Revelry Quiet Storm which aired in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Amsterdam from December 2020 through February 2021. The broadcasts can be found here: gatheringdispersal | frequency.