Sculpture and installation artist
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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.