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    Freedom and Choice in Art and Literature: Risa Puno and Margaret Sexton

    Wolf Humanities Center

    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    • Wednesday January 27th 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Risa Puno
    Sculpture and installation artist

    Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

    Sophia Rosenfeld
    Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

    Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of the acclaimed novel A Kind of Freedom, and Risa Puno, the sculpture and installation artist responsible for, among other works, an interactive public art project called “The Privilege of Escape,” share an interest in how inequalities of different kinds shape and limit life choices. They also produce very different kinds of work. This conversation will explore how and why this topic is generative for them, as well as their own aesthetic choices in an era of renewed attention to various forms of inequality and privilege.

    Conversation moderated by Sophia Rosenfeld.

    Cosponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Comparative Literature.
    Wolf Humanities Center

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