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Madison Cooper: (Untitled) Fanon

Presented by UT Visual Arts Center at UT Visual Arts Center, Austin TX

Sep 24 2021
Dec 03 2021
Madison Cooper: (Untitled) Fanon

What do we use to define who we are? In (Untitled) Fanon, artist Madison Cooper delves into issues surrounding the definition of culture and the intricacies of race. Through printed photographs and projected images, she navigates the web of identify

I sit down at the fire and I become aware of my uniform. I had not seen it. It is indeed ugly. I stop there, for who can tell me what beauty is?

— Frantz Fanon, “The Fact of Blackness” (1952)

Each of these works is an act of self-reflection; an effort to comb through memories and consider signifiers—such as church services and hair care products—that have influenced the ways she perceives her Black identity. Her focus on portraits of family and friends, as well as self-portraits,

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