About the event
Join artist Allan deSouza (New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute) as he considers what, if any, radical solidarities may be generated through art’s undisciplined possibilities. Titled after the lyrics of the 1969 Blue Mink song Melting Pot, which advocates obliterating difference as a utopian means of “getting along,” this talk will examine artistic strategies of erasure, redaction, translation, and recuperation. How can art practice and other fields of investigation work in solidarity? Whether official or oppositional, does the very nature of art allow it to be fully disciplined within existing structures and hegemonies? DeSouza has had solo exhibitions in 2011 at the Fowler Museum, Phillips Collection, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.