Sports Talk: The Poster Child
Friday 12 October, 6.30-8.30pm
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 Gray Wielebinski’s series of sports inspired artworks as part of Shaved in Opposite Directions. 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.