Curating Within Obscurity: Research as Exhibition Structure and Form (LA)

Subject associations
VIS 373 / AAS 398 / ART 372 / GSS 440
Fall 2021
Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Registrar description

How can posthumous research on a curatorial subject influence the structure and form of an exhibition or a new conceptual artwork? This course retraces the steps taken to produce McClodden's 2015-2019 artistic and curatorial work centering the lives of three Black gay men - poet Essex Hemphill, writer/poet Brad Johnson, and composer Julius Eastman - in order to examine key concepts central to research-based practice. Students will be expected to produce a research/exhibition study of an artist whom they feel has been obscured posthumously.

AAS Subfield