African American Avant-Gardes, 1965–1990
Date: Wednesday January 16, 2008, at 7:30 pm
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
The 1970s and 1980s were vital to the development of an African American art network in Los Angeles. This program reunites four African American avant-garde artists who worked with organized collaboratives in the 1970s and 1980s such as Studio Z and Othervisions Studio before going on to individual careers of national and international importance. Panelists include Maren Hassinger, artist and director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art; Ulysses Jenkins, artist and associate professor of art, University of California, Irvine; Barbara McCullough, artist and filmmaker; and Senga Nengudi, artist and lecturer in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The conversation is moderated by Kellie Jones, associate professor of art history and archaeology, Columbia University, and Judith Wilson, Ph.D., independent scholar.