Image: Steve Cannon, as photographed by Gail Thacker. In Hyperallergic article, “Blindness, Memory, and the Vestiges of Anarchy” by Megan Youngblood. 17 May 2013.
Blindman Draws Lines: A Conversation with Steve Cannon
Tuesday, September 13
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
Curatorial Intensive alum and art writer Lydia Y. Nichols will converse with writer and scholar Steve Cannon, founder of A Gathering of the Tribes and a pioneer of the East Village literary and visual art scenes, about the lived experience of visual culture in their shared hometown of New Orleans and in New York City.
Through Cannon’s personal anecdotes and their joint analyses of selected works by artists who have relationships to both places, Cannon and Nichols will examine the ways in which the black body creates meaning as it moves through these two cityscapes, the transmission of that meaning between the two cities through 20th Century migrations, and its impact on contemporary visual culture.