M. Lamar in Conversation with Uri McMillan

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission is free. Reservations required. Get tickets here.

Multidisciplinary artist M. Lamar utilizes performance and video projections to interrogate the constant violent and sexualized surveillance of black male bodies. In this conversation, Lamar will be joined by scholar Uri McMillan, associate professor of English and author of Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance, to discuss white supremacist fantasies and the recovery of black male subjectivity. The discussion will address Robert Mapplethorpe’s Z Portfolio, among other sources, that Lamar has addressed in his work.

This conversation is co-presented by LACMA and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries and held in conjunction with Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium at LACMA and M. Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual at ONE.

Find a map of the LACMA campus to locate the Brown Auditorium here.

This program was made possible in part by the Brotman Special Exhibitions Lecture Fund at LACMA.


Image: (top) M. Lamar, Deathlessness (Awaiting an Awakening), still from Funeral Doom Spiritual, 2016, digital video, courtesy of the artist