Postcommodity, Coyotaje at Art in General, New York, 2017.
I interviewed Postcommodity about their show that opened recently at Art in General, their inclusion in this year's Whitney Biennial and more.
Postcommodity is a transdisciplinary art collective that consists of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist. The three artists live and work in the American Southwest and, in addition to their work together as Postcommodity, have individual art practices as well as careers in fields ranging from music to public policy to education. Chacon, Martínez and Twist generously spoke to me the day before the opening of their solo show Coyotaje at Art in General and then responded to a set of questions by email in between travelling to present their work at documenta14.
INDIGENOUS NEW YORK Saturday, 11 MAR 2017 4-6.00PM Wollman Hall 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor New York City
Indigenous New York, Critically Speaking presents key findings of a day-long colloquium that focuses on newly commissioned texts by nine writers of different backgrounds. This is the second of three colloquia that ground the research initiative Indigenous New York , which has been developed by the Vera List Center in collaboration with artist Alan Michelson (Mohawk) and in consultation with artist Jackson Polys (Tlingit). The series facilitates collaborations and exchanges among contemporary curators, artists, critics and scholars of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous descent and their non-indigenous colleagues that focus on indigeneity and the legacy of colonialism and position the local as evidence of concerns shared globally.
Land Writes—Citing Territory cheyanne turions (settler and Indigenous ancestry), independent curator, Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video and Director of No Reading After the Internet Sadia Shirazi, independent curator, writer and architect. Ph.D. student in Art History and Visual Studies, Cornell University
Seeing Red: Invisibility and Opacity Crystal Migwans (Anishinaabe), Ph.D. student in Art History, Columbia University Anne Spice (Tlingit), Ph.D. student in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, New York Randy Kennedy, journalist, The New York Times
Resistance, Resurgence, Collective Practice Karyn Recollet (urban Cree), Ph.D., Associate Professor, Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto David Levi Strauss, scholar, writer, critic; Chair of the MFA Art Writing Department, School of Visual Arts, New York
Unsettling Narratives Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora), Ph.D., Director, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program; Associate Professor, Departments of History of Art / Visual Studies and Art Department, Cornell University Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-chief, Hyperallergic
New York Art Book Fair at P.S. 1 PAPER EXHIBITIONS Friday, September 16, 2016 1:30-3:00PM
This session explores the relationship between publishing and curating, where artists’ books and printed matter are considered as portable exhibitions in their own right. The book will also be considered as an axis of innumerable relationships that are concretized through the publication and that are also informed by or inform curatorial practice and exhibitions of artists works in physical space. The tensions between books and exhibitions will be discussed as will issues of materiality, scale, distribution and audience. Panelists include Sadia Shirazi (moderator), Francesc Ruiz Abad, Alexis Bhagat, and Sharmini Pereira. Organized by Lindsey Reynolds.
CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN US Saturday, April 2, 2016 2-4pm The Queens Museum, New York Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The closing event of the exhibition welcome to what we took from is the stateis a conversation between curator, Sadia Shirazi, and artists Anushya Badrinath, Sue Jeong Ka, Ayesha Kamal Khan, and Umber Majeed. The discussion will focus on the artists' works in the show and the framework of the exhibition, which included a study group and readings of Fred Moten and Stefano Harney's The Undercommons.