In conversation: Tyler Mitchell & Tina Campt. Jack Shainman Gallery

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Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to host a virtual conversation between Tyler Mitchell and Tina Campt on Thursday, October 21 at 6pm ET

Register here to join us via Zoom. Mitchell currently has two exhibitions on view with Jack Shainman Gallery: Dreaming in Real Time at 513 West 20th Street and I Can Make You Feel Good at 524 West 24th Street. Both will remain on view through October 30.

Tyler Mitchell is a photographer and filmmaker working across many genres to explore and document a new aesthetic of Blackness.

In 2019 Mitchell held his first solo exhibition, I Can Make You Feel Good, at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam where he showed new photographic and video works including his film Idyllic Space. An iteration of the show traveled to the International Center of Photography in New York in 2020. Mitchell published an eponymous monograph with Prestel Random House in conjunction with the exhibition, further exploring his take on a Black visual utopia.

In 2020 Mitchell was announced as the recipient of the Gordon Parks Fellowship, which supports a new project that reflects and draws inspiration from Parks’ central themes of representation and social justice. Mitchell’s fellowship culminates in an exhibition of the new works at the Gordon Parks Foundation Gallery in Pleasantville, NY, on view now through January 2, 2022.

Tina Campt is the Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. One of the founding researchers in Black European Studies, her early work theorized gender, racial, and diasporic formation in Black communities in Europe, focusing on the role of vernacular photography in processes of historical interpretation.

Her books include: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (University Michigan Press, 2004), Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke University Press, 2012), and Listening to Images (Duke University Press, 2017).

Campt serves as a Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg. At the Cogut Institute, she leads the Black Visualities Initiative.

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