White Witches | Izabella Scott

June 15, 2017 12:19 pm

Market Gallery presents WHITE WITCHES an illustrated talk by Izabella Scott:

Friday 23rd of June, 7pm.

Witchcraft is trending. But are the histories being invoked all too “white”? It is no accident that the European witch hunts escalated at the very same time as the first colonizers were subjugating populations in the Americas. And it was not long before the ideology around witchcraft took on a racial dimension. Looking at the re-emergence of witchcraft in contemporary art practices, Izabella Scott asks: What are the issues tied up in the resurgence of witchcraft? Who gets to speak for who? And which histories are being forgotten?

Izabella Scott is a writer and editor based in London. She co-runs the Slack Pussy reading group at MayDay Rooms. She is a contributing editor at The White Review.