In this lecture and discussion, curator Cedric Fauq will present the research that led to the making of the exhibition ‘Le Colt est Jeune & Haine’ at DOC, Paris, which took the quasi-fall of Beyoncé on the stage of the Superbowl Halftime Show 2016 as anchor. Fauq’s lecture will be followed by an academic response from pleasure activist and speculative writer Ama Josephine Budge who will contextualise “Shaved in Opposite Directions’s” series of sports inspired artworks. The conversation will explore what it means to be an active agent in a sporting event both as a performer and as audience. What are the nuances both on and off of the playing field? What part do these nuances play in popular culture? Where do politics meet sports in a space of ‘Americana’ as well as body politics?
Cédric Fauq is Assistant Curator at Nottingham Contemporary. He recently curated ‘Le Colt est Jeune & Haine’ at DOC, Paris and ‘The Share of Opulence; Doubled; Fractional’ at Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna. Upcoming projects include an exhibition at Cordova, Barcelona.
Ama Josephine Budge is a Writer, Artist, and Curator whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental revolutions and queered identities.
Supported by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants