Artist Regina Agu’s work explores the intersection of memory and history, with interests in the production, performance, and archiving of historical narratives, personal memory, and collective memory. Agu will present a lecture at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 20, in Room 220 of the Ingram Studio Arts Center on the Vanderbilt campus.
Agu works across disciplines both individually and collaboratively on such subjects as diasporic subjectivity at the intersection of collective and personal history; public policies as they govern and regulate communities of color; choreographies and sites of mass congregation and demonstration; and residual traces of hidden or suppressed narratives.
Agu’s work has been included in exhibitions, public readings, and performances at New Museum, labotanica, DiverseWorks, Project Row Houses, University Museum at Texas Southern University, Box 13, and Lawndale Arts Center, among other venues. Her published experimental texts include ON/OFF (onestar press, Paris, France via Book Machine, Houston), Visible Unseen (Nyx, a nocturnal, Goldsmiths, University of London), and Index, With and for: “Black Mo’nin’,” by Fred Moten (Book Club Book, Future Plan and Program). She is a partner at Alabama Song, a collaboratively-run artist space in Houston, TX, and a co-founder of paratext, an independent small press.
Sponsored by the Department of Art, the lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lots to the side of Ingram Studio Arts Center as well as the parking lot across the street on 25th Avenue South and the parking garage via the Highland Avenue entrance.
For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 615-343-7241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.