Left of Black | Exploring Black Cosmologies Through the Art of Mikael Owunna

Learn more about Left of Black here: https://fhi.duke.edu/programs/left-black​ Black bodies have long been associated with death and the site for racial trauma induced by systemic oppression. But how can we unfetter our imagination on how we view the Black body, which ultimately impacts how we all view ourselves? Duke alumnus Mikael Owunna, a queer Nigerian-Swedish American multimedia artist and engineer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joins Dr. Mark Anthony Neal for this week’s discussion on Left of Black. Mr. Owunna will have his first museum installation at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC from February 5 to August 15, 2021. Learn more about this outstanding Black artist here: https://www.mikaelowunna.com/​ Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the @Duke Franklin Humanities Institute​. New SEASON 11 episode every Thursday! #LEFTofBLACK#JohnHopeFranklin#BlackStudies#season11#blackscholar@Duke University​ ​ Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Additional footage & photography used in this episode were produced by the following: Brittany Joyal, Hey Britttany channel on YouTube https://youtu.be/FZbGxFjmso4​ Cameron Wittig, Walker Art Center https://walkerart.org/collections/art…http://www.karawalkerstudio.com/2014​ Elcardo Anthony by way of OkayPlayer.com https://okayplayer-wpengine.netdna-ss…​ Huy Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch https://apnews.com/article/9aa3203369…​ James Willamor on Flickr.com https://bit.ly/3b43BYq​ Jason Wyche, Kara Walker Studio http://www.karawalkerstudio.com/2014​ New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/ar…​ Mikael Owunna Studios https://www.mikaelowunna.com/​ Square Enix Co., Ltd. https://youtu.be/-CUepYCA4c8​ Tiffany Mitchell, via the St. Louis Post Dispatch https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c…

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