AAA Resident: Amelia Jones

When 4 - 9 Jun 2015

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 

Image: Amelia Jones. Photographer: Erin Connors. Courtesy USC, Los Angeles.
Image: Rocio Boliver with Thibault Delferière, The Sea Anemone and the Hermit Crab, 2015, from 'Overstimulated' event, organized by Dominic Johnson and Jennifer Doyle, Human Resources, Los Angeles. Courtesy of Amelia Jones.
Image: Amelia Jones.


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