University of Wisconsin–Madison


2017-2018 Theme

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the CVC is hosting a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions under the umbrella theme of “Worlding: Visual Cultures and the Political.” These events will analyze the visual construction and normalization of the society we live in by studying issues ranging from racial history, immigration and social justice to the understanding of our inner worlds.

Durham, N.C. residents pose with toppled statue of a Confederate soldier. | Photo: Twitter / @DerrickQLewis

Nicholas Mirzoeff
The Appearance of Black Lives Matter, #Charlottesville
September 28 – 29, 2017

Christina Sharpe
 Black. Still. Life.
October 18 – 19, 2017


Teatro Línea de Sombra
Baños Roma

October 6-11, 2017

two banners embroidered by the artist - one with the words "we were never meant to survive" the other with an eagle stabbed with a pencil flying over two guns

Christina Sharpe &
Cauleen Smith
A Conversation
October 18, 2017

Affiliate Events

Photo of a man in silhouette holding an antennae
Nick Herman
Visiting Artist Lecture
November 2
Eric Deggans
Building Bridges, Not Walls: Decoding the Media’s Confusing Coverage of Race, Gender and Culture
November 9, 2017
Elvia Rosa Castro
New Cuban Video
Brown bag lunch
November 7 – 8