a Decolonizing Vision Series talk with Leticia Alvarado September 17, Monday, 6:30 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Leticia Alvarado, American Studies, Brown University Presenting her recently published book, Abject Strategies: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production, Leticia Alvarado proposes a critical engagement with aesthetic theory to enrichen our political imaginings in […]


a lecture by Gayatri Sinha September 11, Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 pm Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street Gayatri Sinha, art editor, critic & curator RSVP here. Beginning in 1985, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, Arpita Singh and Madhvi Parekh organized exhibitions of their work in Bhopal, Bombay and Delhi, designing their own installations […]

March 6 :: SIGNS & GRIPS: artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

Signs & Grips a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines March 6, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Simone Leigh, multimedia artist Malik Gaines, Performance Studies, New York University Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based on-going exploration of black female subjectivity. She creates sculpture, videos and installations that […]

Feb 28 :: THE EXTRACTIVE ZONE: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies

The Extractive Zone: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris February 28, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm ** PLEASE NOTE DATE & LOCATION CHANGE ** EVENT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED HERE. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute Extending arguments in her recently published book The Extractive Zone: […]

Oct 25: INTIMATE RELATIONS: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity a lecture by Amelia Jones October 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Amelia Jones, American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife This talk is based on the book project Intimate Relations, where Jones traces the interrelated histories of the terms “queer” and “performative” since 1950 in anglophone discourse. […]


Queering Asian American Contemporary Art a forum with Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Laura Kina, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, & Saya Woolfalk October 18, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm RSVP here. Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Jan Christian Bernabe (Center of Art and Thought), brings together […]

Oct 10: UNCHAIN MY FEET, Sama Alshaibi

Unchain My Feet a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Sama Alshaibi October 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact of socio-political […]

Sept 26: PISSED

Pissed a panel & conversation with Cassils, Jack Halberstam, Titus Kaphar, Joel Sanders, & Chase Strangio September 26, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm Announcing PISSED, a panel and conversation about art, architecture and legal action as tactics for promoting inclusivity. Held in conjunction with Cassils solo show, Monumental, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, the presenters use […]

Sept 25: APPARATUS OF POWER: Shahzia Sikander

Apparatus of Power a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Shahzia Sikander September 25, Monday 6 to 8 pm Shahzia Sikander, visual artist This talk will explore Sikander’s pioneering practice that takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale […]

Nov 4 :: PLEASURE PRINCIPLES: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive screenings & discussion with Erica Cho, Nguyen Tan Hoang, & Eve Oishi, and moderated by Gayatri Gopinath November 4, Friday 7 to 9 pm RSVP required. Click here to register. Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this […]