Black Expression: From “Milli” to Nelly
Acclaimed Black German academic, artist and activist (“academic artivist”) Natasha A. Kelly, best known for her multimedia projects focusing on Black German women, will speak at Harvard Art Museums Thursday, March 23. In this lecture, Kelly will present and discuss her recent work, which has been featured at the 10th Berlin Biennale, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin and the Kunsthalle Bremen, among other venues. One installment of her series is about “Milli,” the Black model of German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who was active in the early decades of the 20th century. The lecture is an artistic and academic reflection on the social context of German expressionism from a Black feminist perspective. Decolonizing the Black female body allows for a critique of ongoing coloniality and injustices often centered on migration, racism and national identity. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required and may be arranged by clicking on the event on this form.