The Art of Racial Difference, Primary Colors in Cultural Resistance

Please join us for the Madison release of The Social Practice That Is Race, a conversation-essay co-authored by Philadelphia-based poet and performance artist Anthony Romero and Madison-based artist Dan S. Wang. The evening will include a discussion about the construction of racial difference and racial identity as seen in the art world and beyond, facilitated by Wisconsin writer Jennifer Morales. Talk about current events and present-moment problems in cultural politics will surely be a part of the program. Please bring your honesty, enthusiasm, and spirit of resistance. 

Dan S. Wang/王念華 lives in Madison and works in the global Midwest. He has lectured widely, was a co-founder of the experimental cultural space Mess Hall, and was a 2013 Fellow in Arts and Culture Leadership at the Rockwood Leadership Institute. His printmedia work circulates through both contemporary art networks and functional activist situations, and his writings have been published internationally in journals, exhibition catalogues, and book collections. 

Anthony Romero Chicago artist

Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. Recent projects include, The Social Practice That Is Race, written with Dan S. Wang and published by Wooden Leg Press, and Buenos Dias, Chicago!, a two year performance project produced in collaboration with Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American communities in Chicago and commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.


Jennifer Morales Wisconsin writer

Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist living in rural Wisconsin. Meet Me Halfway, her collection of short stories about race relations in Milwaukee (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015), was selected by the Wisconsin Center for the Book as 2016 Book of the Year, among other honors. Recent publications include poetry in MAYDAY Magazine, Glass Poetry Journal, Kenning Journal, Stoneboat, and I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin, and fiction in The Long Story and Temenos.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

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