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About the event

In South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, Kellie Jones considers art in the wake of the Great Migration and its engagement with the promises, exigencies, and materiality of that era. Between 1960 and 1980, the time period of this study, the art scene in Los Angeles generally, and certainly that among African American artists, became a vibrant, engaged and activist community. Works tied to traditional visual media—painting, drawing, prints, sculpture—gave way to dematerialized postminimal installation and body-centered performance. Within these styles and formats were spatial ideas that changed how artists accessed and incorporated notions of history and virtuality, the real and the imagined. Kellie Jones and Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. will discuss the intersections of art and music in Los Angeles of this era.

Presented by Intellectual Publics.

Cosponsored by the Department of Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Initiative.