Asia Art Archive welcomes art historian and writer Amelia Jones as our scholar-in-residence.
During her residency, Jones will participate in an internal workshop to share perspectives on performance art and its documentation. The workshop is also complemented by a public talk discussing the history of the terms 'queer' and 'performative', and the ways these have burgeoned and defined a set of practices from the 1950s to the present.
Artists’ work to be presented include: Asco, Ron Athey, Rocio Bolivar, Zackary Drucker, Rafa Esparza, William Pope.L, and Vaginal Davis. Jones's residency is part of her current research and writing for Intimate Relations, a forthcoming book examining queer performance from a North American perspective.
Amelia Jones is the Robert A. Day Professor in Art and Design and Vice-Dean of Critical Studies at the Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her recent publications include: Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History (co-edited with Adrian Heathfield, 2012); Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012); Sexuality (editor, 2014), and Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (co-edited with Erin Silver, forthcoming). Jones also curated the exhibition; Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art (2013) at Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
Supported by Spring Workshop