Che Gossett, Eunsong Kim, Ajay Kurian, Susette Min, Anni Pullagura, and Abbey Williams join curator Genji Amino to reflect on the questions of history and memory, race and aesthetics raised by the exhibition Dead Lecturer / distant relative, which presents a selection of works by Asian American and African American artists whose approaches to abstraction provided alternatives to prevailing vocabularies for representation and resistance during the social movements of the 1960s and 70s. Together we will ask the question: How do we recall the voices of those for whom art history has never represented either a reliable record or the proper horizon of address?
Genji Amino, Curator, Dead Lecturer / distant relative: Notes from the Woodshed, 1950-1980
Che Gossett, Racial Justice Postdoctoral Fellow, Initiative for a Just Society, Columbia Law School
Eunsong Kim, Poet and Associate Professor, Arizona State University; Associate Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands
Ajay Kurian, Artist, Writer, and Educator
Susette Min, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, UC Davis
Anni Pullagura, Curatorial Assistant, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston