Shellyne Rodriguez: “Third World Mixtapes: The Infrastructure of Feeling”

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Loria Center for the History of Art LORIA
190 York Street Possible Futures, 318 Edgewood Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
06511 New Haven , CT

“Didacting!” Shellyne laughs, hard. “My shit is didactic, baby!” And it is, in the way of a fetish: it’s teaching even though you have to figure out what and how to learn, and bear weighty consciousness rather than carry facts. Didacting.
–– Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Artist, writer, educator and organizer Shellyne Rodriguez reflects on her recent solo show “Third World Mixtapes: The Infrastructure of Feeling” at P.P.O.W., New York. This “terrific debut exhibition,” as the New York Times described it, featured twenty-two vividly detailed drawings of life in the Bronx. Its beating heart, however, was a reading room with books by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Jasbir K. Puar, Harsha Walia, Cedric Robinson and other radical scholars. In an artist talk and teach-in, Rodriguez considers the entanglements of art and organizing, and study and struggle.
Free food, drinks, and “Third World Mixtapes” study guides available.
Shellyne Rodriguez is an artist, educator, writer, and community organizer based in the Bronx, New York. Her practice utilizes text, drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to depict spaces and subjects engaged in strategies of survival against erasure and subjugation.
This program is organized by Racial Capitalism and the Carceral State and the Modern and Contemporary Forum, with the generous support of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund; the Latin American History Speaker Series; the Department of the History of Art; the Dean’s Fund for Research Workshops, Seminars and Colloquia; and Possible Futures.

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