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Art Research Residency: Paul Rucker


February 13, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


In a black and white image, a Black man with glasses, beard and a cap looks at the camera

Join artists Paul Rucker (artist in residence at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture) and Kim Rice in a public discussion about their research into the history of urban redlining. Rucker and Rice will discuss a project-in-process focused on discriminatory real estate practices and the power of art to change spatial injustice.

Paul Rucker is a multimedia visual artist, composer, and musician. His practice often integrates live performance, original musical compositions, and visual art installation. For over two decades, Rucker has used his own brand of art making as a social practice, which illuminates the legacy of enslavement and its relationship to the U.S. prison industrial complex. An avid collector of artifacts and archives, Rucker holds more than 15,000 pieces about the history of the United States. Items that address false narratives of U.S. history and the strategic withholding of historical events are used as a tool of “demonization for colonization.” His research visit to Baltimore will focus on Baltimore County and the history of “coordinated exclusion.”

The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture hosts an exploratory research residency that allows artists and interdisciplinary collaborators to take advantage of scholarly resources and to build partnerships at UMBC and in the Baltimore region. Artists In Residence (AIRs) are invited to pursue open-ended outcomes, and their engagements may develop into workshops, artworks, or other future projects. Among the artists the CADVC welcomes this season is Paul Rucker.

For additional information, please visit the CADVC’s page on Artist Research Residencies.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Please rsvp here to reserve a space.



February 13
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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