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Faber Lecture: Encumbrance

Cameron Rowland, artist

May 20, 2021 · 4:30 pm · Zoom

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM)

In this Faber Lecture, artist Cameron Rowland discusses how the property relation of the enslaved included and exceeded that of chattel and real estate and how plantation mortgages exemplify the ways in which the value of people who were enslaved, the land they were forced to labor on, and the houses they were forced to maintain were mutually constitutive.

Cameron Rowland is an American artist, chosen as a MacArthur Fellow in 2019.  Rowland’s art has been featured at Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others. Rowland’s artwork focuses on critiquing systems and institutions of racial capitalism.

Funding provided by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council.

Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Program in Visual Arts.

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