Out of Easy Reach, an exhibition of abstract contemporary art produced by 25 artists identifying as women who are part of the African and Latinx diasporas, will be running during the first week of the semester. The opening(s) and related symposium will occur at the Grunwald Gallery on August 23rd and 24th. Please join us and encourage your students to attend as well.
The full run of the exhibition:
Out of Easy Reach
August 24-November 16, 2018
Grunwald Gallery of Art
Out of Easy Reach Symposium Schedule, August 23-24
"Abstraction as a Strategy of Refusal"
The symposium (comprised of a keynote, curator-led tour of the exhibition, two-part panel discussion, and lunchtime roundtable) is meant to galvanize an interdisciplinary conversation hinging upon questions of abstraction and legibility for artists and scholars whose work engages with institutionalized notions of belonging, race, sexuality, and gender. In addition, the program aims to contribute to the growing interest on IU's campus in the politics and ethics of curating.
Visiting Participants: Allison Glenn (Curator), Bridget Cooks (Scholar), Steffani Jemison (Artist), Caroline Kent (Artist), Edra Soto (Artist), Ayanah Moor (Artist), Kellie Romany (Artist), Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Curator/DePaul Art Museum Director), Lorelei Stewart (Curator/Director Gallery 400).
Below is the official Symposium schedule.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6-7pm, FA 102
Keynote Lecture: Bridget Cooks (UC Irvine, Associate Professor, African American Studies/Art History; author of Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum)
Title: "Making a Way Out of No Way"
Welcome reception: Grunwald Gallery
Friday, August 24, 2018
Public gallery tour with Curator Allison Glenn
Title: "Curating a New Canon"
Participants: Allison Glenn, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Kellie Romany, Lorelei Stewart
3:00-4:30pm, FA 102
Abstraction as a Strategy of Refusal
Part I: The Circulation of Images
Participants: Edra Soto, Ayanah Moor, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Vivian Halloran
Moderated by Faye Gleisser.
5:00-6:00pm, FA 015
Part II: The Language of Abstraction
Participants: Steffani Jemison and Caroline Kent
Moderated by Allison Glenn
Opening Reception: Grunwald Gallery