• Joanne Bland

  • Mi, 20.11.2019 ab 19:00 Uhr
  • Badischer Kunstverein
    Waldstrasse 3
    76133 Karlsruhe
Joanne Bland - Badischer Kunstverein - Karlsruhe

Wednesday, 20.11.20197pm (EN)Talk by Joanne Bland – "Reflections from Selma / Picturing the Jigsaw Puzzle of Social Movements" Introduction & Moderation: Jeremiah Day As a prologue to Jeremiah Day's upcoming exhibition in 2020 at Badischer Kunstverein, we are pleased to host an evening with Joanne Bland, veteran of the US civil rights struggle and memory activist.In 1965 Bland was one of the youngest people to march over the Edmund Pettis Bridge from Selma to Montgomery with Martin Luther King Jr. and has since become one of the most important figures transmitting that history through her talks, tours and work establishing the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute. Since 2008, Day has travelled to Alabama as part of his own memory project there, and he will frame Bland's presentation in connection to contemporary artistic questions. Bland and Day have been in dialogue for a decade, and in our new moment of young people's refusal to accept the status quo, Bland's voice can help us understand our ability to find a place in what she calls the "jigsaw puzzle" of political engagement. In his introduction talk, Day will link the ongoing struggle in Alabama to broader issues of political memory, including a connection back to local history and the failed revolution of 1848. Jeremiah Day The Opposite of Fatalism7.2.-19.4.20202018 Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March, Foto / Photo: Jeremiah Day In cooperation with Heidelberg Center for American Studies