Past Event


September 17, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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?

Dead Lecturer / distant relative composite


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 

Abbey Williams, Artist