The Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture
The Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, featuring transmedia artist and author Allan deSouza. Based in California, his works restage colonial-era
material legacies through counter-strategies of humor, fabulation, and
deSouza’s work has been shown extensively in the US and
internationally, including at the Krannert Museum, IL; the Phillips
Collection, Washington, DC; and the Pompidou Centre, Paris. deSouza’s
book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke, 2018), examines art pedagogy, and
proposes decolonizing artistic, viewing, and pedagogical practices that
can form new attachments within the contemporary world. The book
provides an extensive analytical glossary of some of the most common
terms used to discuss art, while considering how those terms may be
adapted to new artistic and social challenges. deSouza is represented by
Talwar Gallery, NY and New Delhi, and is Chair of the Department of Art
Practice at University of California, Berkeley.
The Lecture will be in Room 100 of Kirkbride Hall. A reception for deSouza will be held immediately following in the Recitation Hall Gallery. His works will be on exhibit in the Recitation Hall Gallery from 09.17.2019 through 11.01.2019.