On Cuddling: 

A Reading with Phanuel Antwi

Jun 20 | 6pm | Artist Talk | Or Gallery | Free

Photo: Max Haiven

Join us at Or Gallery for a public reading of On Cuddling: Loved to Death in the Racial Embrace with critically acclaimed artist and curator Phanuel Antwi. Ranging from the terrifying embrace of the slave ship’s hold to the racist encoding of “cuddly toys,” On Cuddling is a unique combination of essay and poetry that contends with the way racial violence is enacted through intimacy. This event is free and open to all. Presented in partnership with Or Gallery.

About Phanuel Antwi

Phanuel Antwi is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at UBC. In 2022 he was named Canada Research Chair in Black Arts and Epistemologies. He is an artist, curator, organiser concerned with race, poetics, movements, intimacy and struggle. 

ASL can be booked for this event.
Please email ben@queerartsfestival.com to arrange. 

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