Colored People Time
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Colored People Time

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By Meg Onli


In 2019, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presented the experimental exhibition Colored People Time. Divided into three chapters--Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, Banal Presents--it used the Black vernacular phrase Colored People's Time (CPT) to explore the ways that dominant notions of time have been used to control and condemn Black people. CPT names a political performance by Black people to evade and ridicule the enforcement of punctuality and productivity.


Published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

1.3" x 9.7" x 6.9" / 2.0 lbs

320 pages