Anuradha Vikram: Decolonizing Culture
Book Launch & Conversation with Vivian Sming
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 6-8pm
at the Nave Alcove, California College of the Arts
1111 8th St. San Francisco
Art Practical welcomes you to the launch of Anuradha Vikram's first book, Decolonizing Culture: Essays on the Intersection of Art and Politics. Please join us on Tuesday October 10th at 6pm for a live taped conversation between Vikram and Vivian Sming (Art Practical's Editor in Chief) followed by a reception and book signing.
Location: the Nave Reception Space, in the back of the Nave, CCA SF main building (1111 8th Street, San Francisco).
Parking: Street parking is available but can be limited. Please give yourself the appropriate time.
About the book: Published by Art Practical Books and Sming Sming Books, Anuradha Vikram’s Decolonizing Culture is a collection of seventeen essays that address questions of race and gender parity in contemporary art spaces. Originally published between 2013 and 2017 through Daily Serving’s #Hashtags column, Vikram's text considers the specifics of equality and representation in the context of current events in the field of arts and culture in the United States and internationally. The columns cover a number of racially charged incidents in arts institutions during this period that received significant press attention, but little meaningful analysis. Vikram examines how arts institutions construct space and select programming in accordance with their expectations of their audience, and how a disconnect between the realities of contemporary urban demographics and the leadership at many arts institutions has led to controversy and embarrassment on numerous occasions. Contrasting with these case studies in institutional exclusion are a number of profiles of artists and artworks that bring art’s potential for inclusivity to fruition, working within institutions as well as outside of them to bring change.