Image: Aureola (Black Presidents), Zachary Fabri. Black Presidential Library, Hyde Park Art Center (Photo Credit: Sara Pooley) The Black Presidential Imaginary Presented by Ross Stanton Jordan Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public Curator Ross Stanton Jordan is a recipient of a 2018 ICI/Joyce Foundation Research Fellowship and a Curatorial Intensive alumnus (New Orleans 16). He is an independent curator interested in the confluence of politics, visual culture, and artistic production, and is currently based in Chicago. For this Hub talk, Jordan will speak about his Black Presidential Imaginary project. In 2017, he curated The Presidential Library Project: Black Presidential Imaginary at the Hyde Park Art Center, an exhibition featuring an archive of representations of black presidents in American visual culture from 1930 to 2015 and eight contemporary artists addressing issues of policy, representation, and identity using strategies of archive, display and bureaucracy. Using the Joyce Foundation fellowship, Jordan is now expanding and archiving this project through The Black Presidential Imaginary Publication. The publication is meant to support the consolidation of research and further expound on the black presidential imaginary through writing from art historians, archivists, and historians. This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with ROSS in the subject line. This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.