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September 21 – Latinx Art: Artists, Markets and Politics with Arlene Dávila and Patricia Banks

Please join Intellectual Publics on the evening of September 21st for a conversation between author Arlene Davila and sociologist of culture Patricia Banks. They will discuss race and contemporary art markets in relationship to their work.

September 21st, 2020 6:30 pm EST

This conversation will be live-streamed via Zoom Webinar:

Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and Founding Director of The Latinx Project at NYU. She studies the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration and the geographies of inequality and race. These research interests grew out of her early work in Latinx art and culturally specific museums, and have developed through her continued involvement in Latinx advocacy, and interest on questions of cultural equity and creative industries across the Americas. She has authored six books, among them: Latino Spin, Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race (New York University Press), Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas (New York University Press) and Latinx Art: Artists, Markets and Politics (Duke University Press).

Patricia A. Banks (Harvard University P.h.D. & A.M./Spelman College B.A.) is a sociologist who studies culture and consumption with a focus on inequality. A central focus of her research is examining how racial and ethnic boundaries shape, and are shaped by, art patronage. Banks is the author of three books including Represent: Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class (Routledge), Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums (Routledge), and Race, Ethnicity, and Consumption: A Sociological View (Routledge). She is Professor of Sociology at Mount Holyoke College.

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