Image: Josh T. Franco, In Tllilli, In Tlapalli: Three Tejanos in Red and Black. Installation View. Height specific plywood mounts (6’, 4’10’’, 5’7’’). Beeswax coated glyphs, dimensions varying between 1"x1” to 4"x4”. Storytelling table: small table and a 8.5” x 11” lightbox.
Dead Lands: Josh T. Franco in Conversation with Rotem Rozental
Thursday, April 28, 2016
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
In conjunction with the exhibition Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat, on view at NurtureArt, artist Josh T. Franco joins in conversation with Curatorial Intensive alumna Rotem Rozental.
As a starting point, the two will discuss Josh T. Franco’s installation “In Tlilli, In Tlapalli: Three Tejanos in Red and Black” – which began with its first iteration in Texas and has been reconfigured for its current presentation in Bushwick. Franco’s work focuses on the writings of Donald Judd, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and Sandra Cisneros. In the process of migration and reconfiguration of the work, the artist and the curator have brought up issues of identity and communal experience, and transformation in the act of re-presenting and re-reading.
Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat presents a selection of international artists who negotiate their identity as it is defined, celebrated, marginalized or excluded in a persistent relationship of struggle with the land. Dead Lands suggests an understanding of the land, both concrete and imagined, that functions as a point of reference, a beginning or an end, to shaping identity.