Intersections Working Group
The Intersections Lecture Series this year represents a department wide collaboration to bring to campus scholars whose work on race, difference, and social justice has remapped disciplinary boundaries and redefined how we think about the relationship between critical theory and social activism.
Join us on January 25, 2022 at 4:30pm for Miming the Monumental: Notes on Public Art and the Politics of Removal with guest speaker Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies Malik Gaines, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Malik Gaines is a writer and artist involved with performances.
His articles have appeared in Women & Performance and Art Journal, and in magazines including Artforum. Gaines has written many essays for museum books, about artists including the Judson Dance Theater, Lorraine O’Grady, Senga Nengudi, Pope.L, Jacolby Satterwhite, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Ed Bereal, and many others. His book Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible (2017, NYU Press) traces a circulation of black leftist political ideas through performances of the sixties and beyond, and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. He received a 2019 Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant in support of a second book, concerned with art and performances that mark the limits of U.S. sovereignty.
Gaines performs and composes on his own and in multiple collaborations. He has recently been developing the vocal music piece “Star Choir,” about a group of humans who attempt to colonize another planet, with support from the Park Avenue Armory, William College, and other residencies.