Join artist Simone Leigh and Rizvana Bradley, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and African-American Studies at Yale University, for a collective listening session and discussion focusing on Elaine Brown’s 1969 album Seize the Time. The conversation will consider Brown’s leadership in the Black Panther Party, the visions for black liberation that emerge from her music, and how her aesthetic sensibility speaks to a larger black radical political and artistic imagination.
About Rizvana Bradley
Rizvana Bradley is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, as well as African American studies, at Yale University. A graduate of Williams College, she received her PhD from Duke University, and was a Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Currently, she is a visiting Research Fellow in the History of Art at University College London. As a manuscript, her forthcoming book, Resurfaced Flesh: Black Aesthetics Unbound, received a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. In addition to serving as guest editor of a special issue of the journal Women and Performance, Bradley has published articles in TDR, Rhizomes, and Black Camera: An International Film Journal, and she was also recently appointed Assistant Editor at the journal boundary 2.