Malcolm Gladwell on tokens, pariahs, and pioneers
50 minutes, followed by 20+ minutes of astute questions and illuminating responses.
Includes a discussion of the 19th century English painter Elizabeth Thompson. Let's discuss MG's key terms and whether they are helpful in thinking about Kahlo's career, including the assumptions she faced. I think MG's discussion of various kinds of "tokens" and how they function within power structures is especially worth exploring. Kahlo perhaps moved from pariah to token to a pioneer, a door-opener? If so, how did she do it?
THIS TALK WILL BE A FOCUS FOR OUR FINAL CLASS ON KAHLO, NOV. 3.