The Research and Academic Program presents “The Object of Performance—A Conversation among Artists, Curators, and Critics.”
At this public roundtable, artists Genevieve Gaignard, Jeffrey Gibson, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons will discuss learning from the past to produce new narratives for the spaces of the nation’s historic museums. Cheryl Finley (Spelman College) and Dorothy Moss (National Portrait Gallery) will moderate this conversation to explore how performance art is transforming the capacity of America’s museums to represent the experience of those historically excluded and illuminate what Titus Kaphar calls their “active absence.” At a time when museums must provide spaces for meaningful discussion and institutional critique, this conversation will pose structural questions about how to diversify our museums and galleries while activating history in new and urgent ways.
NOVEMBER 22, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm