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Krista Thompson is the Weinberg College Board of Visitors Professor and Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. She is the author of An Eye for the Tropics (2006) and Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (2015), recipient of the Charles Rufus Award for distinguished book in the history of at from the College Art Association (2016). She has published articles in Art Bulletin, Art Journal, American Art, Representations, The Drama Review, and Small Axe; curated several exhibitions, including the National Exhibition (NE3) (2006) and Developing Blackness: Studio Photographs of “Over the Hill” Nassau in the Independence Era (2008) at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas; and coedited (with Claire Tancons) En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean (2015). Thompson is currently working on The Evidence of Things Not Photographed, a book that examines notions of photographic absence and disappearance in colonial and postcolonial Jamaica and Black Light, a manuscript about electronic light and its archival recovery in African American art.
On Friday, April 29, the curators of EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean, Claire Tancons and Krista Thompson, will lead a discussion on the exhibition.read more »