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Christina Sharpe in Conversation with Abdi Osman

A program of: Variations in Black, Queer, and Otherwise: Works by Abdi Osman

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30-8pm

Abdi Osman is a Somali-Canadian multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on questions of African-ness and Black-ness in the diaspora. In the multi-part exhibition Variations in Black, Queer, and Otherwise, the artist incorporates sound, narrative, still and moving image, and fabric into his works that offer complex iterations of subjectivity.

Christina Sharpe, a Professor at York University in the Department of Humanities, has been appointed distinguished visiting professor in the Faculty of Community Services (FCS). She is the author of two books: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016) (a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist in non fiction) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.


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Title and Page Image: Abdi Osman, Discover Us Series…3, 2008.

Secondary image: Headshot of Christina Sharpe. Courtesy of Christina Sharpe.

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