On the occasion of the exhibition Black Pulp! at IPCNY, Strategic Existence: Satire, Comics, and Authorship, a panel discussion with musical performance will be held Saturday, October 22, 7:30-9:30pm at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, following extended viewing hours of the exhibition from 6:00-7:00pm with reception at IPCNY, 508 West 26th Street, 5th floor. Panelists include exhibiting artistsTrenton Doyle Hancock and Laylah Ali, and Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. Moderated by Michael B. Gillespie, author and Assoc. Prof. of Film at CCNY.  Introductory remarks Making Black Modern: An Historical Grounding by Caroline Goeser,Ph.D. and author. A special live musical performance by writer and musician Greg Tate and Burnt Sugar Arkestra Quartet will accompany this event. William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson welcome the participants. Exhibition website: www.ipcny.org/blackpulp

Black Pulp! at IPCNY is made possible through the generous support of Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, Agnes Gund, Sara and Joshua Slocum, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Marnie S. Pillsbury, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi, and Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

This event is sponsored by the School of Visual Arts.