Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value
- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Address: New York, NY United States
Presented by the New Museum. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU Tisch, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago, and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.
This event celebrates the launch of Saturation: Race, Art and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press, 2020). Taking cues from this new anthology and highlighting the artistic practices of the panelists, this event will focus on the various ways the political is navigated through art. This conversation will explore the limits of art and activism and how artists who are considered “political” and “activists” do not necessarily find parity across art and activism but, rather, real disconnects. Rather than viewed simply as problems, these disconnects rethink the relationship across art and politics, particularly in a moment when activism is being reenvisioned.
Featuring contributing artists Xandra Ibarra, Kent Monkman, and Tourmaline, moderated by artist and scholar Richard Fung, and with an introduction by co-editors C. Riley Snorton (University of Chicago) and Hentyle Yapp (NYU).
Saturation: Race, Art and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press, 2020) is the fourth book in the New Museum’s Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series co-published by the New Museum and MIT Press. This book rethinks how and why controversies involving race and the art world are often discussed in terms of diversity and representation—as if having the right representative from a group or a larger plurality of embodied difference would absolve art institutions from historic forms of exclusion. Saturation offers another approach, taking into account not only questions of racial representation but also issues of structural change.
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