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Feb. 18, 2017

Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor of modern and contemporary art at UC Berkeley. Her writing, which has appeared in AfterallApertureArtforumArt JournalBookforumOctoberOxford Art JournalParkett, among many other venues, centers on feminist and queer theory, artistic labor, performance, and craft histories. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009), Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (2016), and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (forthcoming 2017). With Andrea Andersson, she is the co-curator of Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, which opens at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in March 2017.  She is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  

Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist whose works often expose the social effects of the power of political force. She participated in the Documenta 11 exhibition and also established the Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art) program at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Her work has been shown in the 2015 Venice Biennale, at Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim and MoMA, New York, among others. Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana - a school, exhibition space and think thank for activist artists and Cubans. Born 1968 in Havana, Cuba. She lives and works in Havana, New York and Cambridge.

Charity Coleman is the author of Julyiary (O'clock Press, 2015), and Tinctures (a forthcoming collection of prose and poetry). A 2014 NYFA Poetry Fellow, she has performed and read her work at BAM, Knockdown Center, Dixon Place, The Poetry Project, BHQFU, and numerous other venues. Her criticism, poetry, and prose has appeared in BOMB magazine, Prelude, Dolce Stil Criollo, Joans Digest, Fanzine, Entropy, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.

Will Rawls is a writer, choreographer and performer. Rawls creates solo and group works that turn around the idea of self and becoming. By placing the body into resonant encounters with other media and with architecture, Rawls cultivates the experiential nature and expanded potential of what choreography can be. Rawls’ recent projects focus on authorship, memory, blackness and subjectivity and he is currently in collaboration with writers Claudia Rankine and Homi K. Bhabha, and filmmaker John Lucas on What Remains, a performance premiering in April 2017 at Bard College. He is recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant 2015, the Casinos Austria 2016 Prix Jardin d’Europe, and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency 2017. As an interpreter and performer Rawls has worked with Marina Abramovic, Jerome Bel, Alain Buffard, Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, Tino Sehgal and Shen Wei Dance Arts. As a teacher he has been a Mellon Creative Campus Fellow 2015-2016 at Wesleyan University and an Arthur J. Levitt Artist-in-Residence at Williams College. His writing has been published by Art Forum, Triple Canopy, les presses du réel, The Museum of Modern Art and Danspace Project.

Presented in conjunction with The Critical Matter of Performance.