“Interruption and Absence: A History of Lynching (Latinos) and How It Changed What I think About Contemporary Art”
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
62 Krannert Art Museum
Ken Gonzales-Day, an artist based in Los Angeles, earned his BFA from the Pratt Institute in 1987, an MA from Hunter College in 1991, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 1995. His interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from the lynching photograph to museum display. His work has received numerous awards, and is in collections including Eileen Norton Harris Foundation, Getty Research Institute Special Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, and the Williamson Art Gallery, Scripps College in Claremont, CA.
Co-sponsor: Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Attachment Series