Dunkerley Dialogue: Liz Collins and Julia Bryan-Wilson

Liz Collins during a Dunkerley Dialogue with Julia Bryan-Wilson and Ian Berry in her exhibition Energy Field, Tang Teaching Museum, December 10, 2015

Join us for a dialogue with Tang’s Dayton Director Ian Berry, exhibiting artist Liz Collins (Energy Field), and scholar and a critic Julia Bryan-Wilson, who is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley.

The dialogue, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Energy Field exhibition/lounge space at the Tang.

About the Participants

Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley. A scholar and a critic, she has written widely on questions of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance, textile histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. Her essays have appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Grey Room, October, and Journal of Modern Craft, among many other venues. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, published by the University of California Press in 2009, and editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris, published by the MIT Press. Her book on textiles since the 1970s is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

Liz Collins is an artist and designer. She presented her performance piece, Knitting Nation, at the Tang as part of the exhibition Dance/Draw (2012), which she has also shown at eleven other locations, including the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art: Studio. Her recent work explores the boundaries between painting, fiber arts, and installations, creating spaces that envelop the viewer in vibrating color fields.

Ian Berry is Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Berry has organized over ninety museum exhibitions including interdisciplinary collaborations on subjects from the Hudson River to Shaker furniture, and monographic exhibitions with artists such as Terry Adkins, Nicole Eisenman, Nancy Grossman, Jim Hodges, Nina Katchadourian, Corita Kent, Nicholas Krushenick, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Fred Tomaselli, and Kara Walker. More information is on his page.

The Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley ‘80.

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