Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lundring Event Center
130 Overton Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Currently postponed: check back again soon for updates.
The talk will focus on the effects and politics of representation, with discussion centered on: the various techniques of figurative painting and formulations of skin tones; representation of blackness versus whiteness and how these identification categories affect both the making and reception of artworks; last but not least Mokgosi will discuss the relationship between theory and practice, as this link has become important to his way of working both in the studio and as an educator.
Born in Francistown, Botswana, Meleko Mokgosi is an artist, assistant professor of practice at New York University, and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program. He received his BA from Williams College, participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, and received his MFA from UCLA. By working across the fields of history painting, cinema, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory, Mokgosi creates large-scale project-based installations that interrogate narrative tropes and the fundamental models for the inscription and transmission of history.