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Thursday, February 23, 6:30 – 8pm

#SeeingtheBarnes

Isaac Julien. Still from Ten Thousand Waves (detail), 2010. © 2023 Isaac Julien. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures

About the Event

For the 27th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art, Jennifer A. González will deliver the keynote lecture “Blind Voice, Migratory Gesture.” González is a professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Language plays a pivotal role in works by contemporary visual artists who explore the geopolitics of migration. Textuality comes under erasure; bodies become the surface for writing. This talk will draw conceptual links among several time-based art projects that develop unique forms of silent speech.

Register to join us on-site in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium or online via livestream.

About the Speaker

Jennifer A. González

González is a professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a faculty member in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York. She was the chief editor of Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology, which ARTnews called one of the best art books of the decade in 2019.