Reading Group - Camden Art Centre

Reading Group

Wednesdays 22 October & 19 November
7.00 – 8.30pm

Artist Christian Nyampeta leads the second of two reading group sessions, discussing texts which respond to themes prevalent in Glenn Ligon’s work.  This session will focus on Rey Chow's essay Where Have All the Natives Gone? and will also recap on some of the discussions from the first session around Fred Moten essay Black Mo’nin’ in the Sound of the Photograph.


Chow, Rey. “Where Have All the Natives Gone.” Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention in Contemporary Cultural Studies. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993. N. pag. Print. (pg. 27 – 54 at this link)
Moten, Fred. “Black Mo’nin’ in the Sound of the Photography.” In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 2003. N. pag. Print. (pg. 205 – 224 at this link)

The reading group takes place on Wednesdays 22 October & 19 November and has been programmed alongside Glenn Ligon’s exhibition Call and Response. Participants are encouraged to read the texts ahead of the session, and attend as many of the sessions that they can. Please contact Nisha Matthew on for more information on the texts.


Christian Nyampeta is a London based artist.  Recent exhibitions include How to Live Together: Prototypes, The Showroom, London (2014) and How to Live Together, Casco and Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands (2013-14).  He is an MPhil/PhD candidate at the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths, University of London.