I curated an exhibition, Jennifer Moon: Familial Technologies, for the UCLA Art Sci Gallery opening Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5-7 -pm. The monthly Leonardo/UCLA collaborative LASER series follows with Jennifer, Refik Anadol, Lauren McCarthy, and Mashinka Firunts Hakopian. The UCLA Art Sci Center gallery and presentation space are on the fifth floor of the CNSI building on the south side of the UCLA campus. Click here for archive of the live stream video.
An undertaking of nearly two years, Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children is the first comprehensive museum survey of New York-based artist and curator Jaishri Abichandani’s varied creative production. The mid-career survey exhibition opens at the Craft Contemporary with a reception on Saturday May 30, 2020 from 6-9 pm and remains on view through September 13.
I’m on a bunch of panels for CAA and one for the Art World Conference in LA this February:
February 13-14, 2020 College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago
Session Chair, Asian Diaspora Visual Cultures and the Americas affiliated society session
“Technologies of Drag: South Asians Queering American Art Through Craft and Design,” Thursday, February 13, 6-7:30 pm
with Hasan Elahi, Brendan Fernandes, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, and Santhi Kavuri Bauer
Panelist, “The Status and Stakes of Contemporary Art History Publishing Today,” Thursday, February 13, 2-3:30 pm
Chair: Natalie Harren; with Lucas Zwirner, Dushko Petrovich, Rebecca K. Uchill, and Susan M. Bielstein
Discussant, “A Third Museum is Possible,” Friday, February 14, 2-3:30 pm
Chair: Anni Ankitha Pullagura; with Bongisa Msutu, Chandra Frank, Areerat Worawongwasu, Larissa Nez
February 15-16, 2020 Art World Conference, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Panelist, “Sustainability: On Currency, Value, and Solidarity,” Sunday, February 16th, 11:30am – 12:20pm
Moderator: Cameron Shaw; with Kibum Kim, Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Allison Wyper
Hot off the presses! Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Vol. 5, Issue 3 (Dec 2019): “Special Issue: Challenging Hegemony within the South Asian Diaspora” edited by Jaishri Abichandani, Santhi Kavuri Bauer, and Anuradha Vikram. Release party TBC Thursday, February 14, 5-6 pm at the Hilton Chicago.
Thoughts on sea level rise, climate change, migration, and the last Venice Biennale: Read my write-up of May You Live in Interesting Times, “Collapses: The Venice Biennale and the End of History” in Art Practical 11.1: All the World’s End
I wrote an essay for Chiraag Bhakta’s recent solo show at Human Resources, Why You So Negative? in October 2019, “Occupying Negative Space”
I was on a panel about equity and inclusion in museum spaces for the Los Angeles County Arts and Culture Department, “Beyond the Numbers: How do you know your audience?” on November 21, 2019 at the Ford Theaters.
My essay for ARTnews, “Equity and Inclusion for All? Curator Anuradha Vikram Chronicles Her Path Through L.A.’s Diversifying Art Scene” is included in the Winter 2019 issue, Los Angeles Now, and online.
Paper Monument has included my contribution in an extraordinary publication on the future of cultural institutions, As radical, as mother, as salad, as shelter: What should art institutions do now? James MacAnally wrote a thoughtful book review for Art in America.
I will be in conversation with artist Jeannette Ehlers at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair on Friday April 12 at 12 pm with X-TRA, and again on Sunday April 14 at 1 pm with contributors to the Spring 2019 issue. Click for details.
My book, Decolonizing Culture, is available for purchase at Sming Sming Books.