Fatimah Tobing Rony: Resisting Visual Biopolitics “Theory and Practice”

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 4:00pm
Loria 351 See map
190 York Street, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 
Through the story of Annah la Javanaise, a trafficked 13-year-old girl who was found wandering the streets of Paris in 1893 and who became the maid and model of painter Paul Gauguin, Professor Fatimah Tobing Rony introduces theories of visual biopolitics to examine those who are allowed to live and those who are allowed to die, in representations of Indonesian women.
During her talk, Resisting Visual Biopolitics “Theory and Practice,” Professor Tobing Rony will screen her short animated film, Annah la Javanaise, and read excerpts from her new book, How Do We Look? (Duke University Press).
Sponsored by the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.