Talk: 1979! A Conversation Inspired by Howardena Pindell

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A tall, human-like form wearing white robes, is surrounded by multiple other humanoid figures Dozens of marks including arrows, dark red dots, and numbers appear to be hand-drawn over the image.
Howardena Pindell, Video Drawings: Abstract, 1976. Chromogenic development print; framed: 13 ¼ × 16 in. (33.7 × 40.6 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Anixter Art Acquisition Fund, 2016.8. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.


1979 was a radical year in art and pop culture, and one that likewise had radical consequences for American culture as well as for the art and life of artist Howardena Pindell. Join curator and director of LAXART, Hamza Walker, and exhibition curator Naomi Beckwith as they consider this seminal moment in history.


The Antje B. and John J. Jelinek Endowed Lecture and Symposium on Contemporary Art is made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.