Visiting Artist Lecture Series: American Artist

Civic Square Building

6:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018
American Artist is an interdisciplinary artist whose work extends dialectics formalized in Black radicalism and organized labor into a context of networked virtual life. Their practice makes use of video, installation, new media, and writing to reveal historical dynamics embedded within contemporary culture and technology. American Artist’s legal name change serves as the basis of an ambivalent practice—one of declaration: by insisting on the visibility of blackness as descriptive of an american artist, and erasure: anonymity in virtual spaces where “American Artist” is an anonymous name, unable to be googled or validated by a computer as a person’s name.


Civic Square Building, Rm 110



Image Credit: American Artist at HOUSING, Brooklyn, New York