Troubling Performance Symposium

This one-day symposium will consider representations of race in performance in connection to the work of visual artist Kara Walker, whose exhibition “Back of Hand” will be on display at the Athenaeum. Taking Walker as a departure point, invited speakers will address themes related to rethinking Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, satire, stereotypes, gender, and identity.

Closing Reception, Georgia On My Mind: Home for the Holidays

Mark the end of "Georgia On My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History" with a festive reception including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, holiday music, and a final look at the exhibit! 

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking for off-campus visitors is available in the Hull Street Deck. For more information, contact Jess Grant at jess.grant@uga.edu, 706-542-6367. 

 

About the Exhibit:

Marylyn Tan Reading

In 2020, Marylyn Tan’s debut volume shocked Singapore’s literary world by winning the country’s premier English-language poetry prize, making its then twenty-seven-year-old author the first woman to ever win the award. Moreover, it is not a polite book. It is an instruction book, a grimoire, a call to insurrection to wrest power back from the social structures that serve to restrict, control, and distribute it among those few privileged above the disenfranchised.