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The Fact of Violence and its Fictional Renderings
October 27, 4 pm
Theatre of Castello
“While the reality of the persistence of violence against women is widely acknowledged, the question of whether or not these conditions should be manifest in art remains unresolved for many in our field. In my lecture, I will consider the history of positions on this matter within feminist theory and art of the past forty years. I will take into account the differences between works that depict discreet acts of violence and those that address institutional and representational forms of oppression. I will also talk about the strategies and rationals for arguing both for and against the visualization of gendered violence in art. In the context of this discussion, it is pertinent to ask what the recent public debates sparked by the #MeToo movement have done to sensitize us to certain aspects of gendered violence while overlooking others.”
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. She is a recipient of a 2018 Rabkin Prize for Visual Arts Journalism, a 2016 Greenfield Prize, a 2014 Cintas Fellowship, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 Absolut Art Writing Award, a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2012 US Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco’s performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), BAM’s Next Wave Festival, The Liverpool Biennial, the Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The Shanghai Biennale, Mercosul, and VideoBrasil. A solo exhibition of her work recently opened at The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York.
Fusco is the author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995) and The Bodies that Were Not Ours and Other Writings (2001), and A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008). She is also the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003). Her latest book Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba was issued by Tate Publications in 2015 and a Spanish translation was published by Turner Libros in 2017. Fusco received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University (1982), her M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1985) and her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture from Middlesex University (2008).
Curated by Nalini Malani and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Thanks to Nicoletta Fiorucci for making this program possible