Intersectionality between artists and athletes explored in “Game Recognize Game”

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 2:15pm
32 Edgewood Gallery See map
32 Edgewood St.

“Game Recognize Game” is a new discussion series that brings together accomplished artists and athletes of color to talk about politics, technique, strategy, and mastery in sports and art. 

The inaugural event on Sunday Feb. 28 will feature artist Emory Douglas, former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party, and athlete John Wesley Carlos, bronze medalist in the 200-meter sprint at the 1968 Olympics. Carlos and gold medalist Tommie Smith, raised their black-gloved fists in a “black power” salute from the medal podium. Both athletes wore black socks and no shoes on the podium to represent African-American poverty in the United States.

Their discussion on “Form and Strategy” will be mediated by Karleh Wilson ’16, a member of Yale’s track and field team, and William Cordova, MFA ’04, a practicing artist. The talk, which begins at 2:20 p.m., will be live streamed from the the Black Pulp! exhibition at School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Ave. Gallery to the Yale University Art Gallery auditorium. The speakers will then come to the art gallery for a question-and-answer session with the audience. 

To watch the discussion, come to the Yale University Art Gallery’s auditorium by 2:20 p.m. 

This event is cosponsored by the Yale School of Art, La Casa Cultural: The Latino Cultural Center at Yale, The Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, The Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale Housing Office, The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, Yale University Office of the Provost, Yale College Dean’s Office, Arts Discretionary Fund, the Black Pulp! Exhibition at Yale, The Intercultural Affairs Council of Yale College Yale University Department of African American Studies, Friends of Education of the Museum of Modern Art, and Bernard Lumpkin.