Lewis Center for the Arts; African American Studies; Art and Archaeology; Program in Media + Modernity; and John Sacret Young '69 Lecture Series
February 21, 2020 · 6:00 pm—7:30 pm ·
As part of a day-long symposium centered on the work of American filmmaker William Greaves, the Program in Visual Arts presents a screening of Greaves’ 1972 film Nationtime, Gary.
Despite his historical and contemporary significance, under-representation has meant that few of Greaves’ films are restored and available. This screening and symposium shares Greaves’ work with a new generation and gives access to some of his films that have rarely been screened. The events, organized by Fia Backström and Martine Syms, include a keynote address, panel discussion with contemporary artists and thinkers, and an exhibition entitled “William Greaves — Sondra Perry — Martine Syms,” which includes works by Greaves and artists Martine Syms and Sondra Perry, both of whom are working in the vein of his legacy.
Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and cosponsored by Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies, Department of Art and Archaeology, Program in Media + Modernity, and the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series.