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TRACTION: Art Talk with Ken Gonzales-Day and Karolina Karlic

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
online event
Presented by: 
Institute of the Arts and Sciences

Join a conversation with professors Ken Gonzales-Day and Karolina Karlic.

Ken Gonzales-Day's interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from lynching photograph to museum display.

Ken Gonzales-Day received his M.F.A. from UC Irvine and his M.A. in Art History from Hunter College. Gonzales-Day has been a senior fellow at Smithsonian American Art Museum and at the National Portrait Gallery. His photographs have been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum; LACMA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery; New Museum; the Gallery at REDCAT; LAXART; Palais de Tokyo (Paris); Generali Foundation (Vienna); and Museum of the City (Mexico City), among others. His books include Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 (Duke) and Profiled (LACMA). Gonzales-Day is a professor of art and the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art at Scripps College and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 2017.

Karolina Karlic is an associate professor and the head of photography in the Art Department at UC Santa Cruz. Karlic is a photographer who creates work that widely addresses the intersection of photography, ethnofiction, and documentary practices, with a focus on systems of labor and industry, globalization, and their impact on the social and environmental landscape. Karlic has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, residencies, and awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2011).
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image credit: Ken Gonzales-Day, The Wonder Gaze, Saint James Park, San Jose, CA. 1933.