Women artists of color will represent the United States, France, Britain, Scotland, and New Zealand for the first time at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022. This comes out of a larger history of Black artistic and cultural advocacy at the Venice Biennale emerging in the 1990s and continuing through the present. In this lecture on her current book project, Black Venice, Dr. Cheryl Finley will chart the contemporary Black presence at the Venice Biennale and unpack the symbolic role of the Biennale within a larger discourse on race and belonging in the art market.
Christie’s Education is delighted to offer this complimentary webinar as part of its series on Social Engagement and the Art Market. As the art world continues to re-evaluate its relationship with and definition of race and gender, Christie’s is proud to offer a platform to encourage open dialogue on intersectionality within the art market. This global lecture series invites scholars, artists, and market professionals to foster a deeper examination of social issues as they relate to the art market.
Image: Fred Wilson, Untitled, 2003
Fred Wilson (“Speak of Me as I Am”) represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale