Past Talks & More

Does Abstraction Belong to White People?

with Miguel Gutierrez, Joni Boyd Acuff, Nadine George-Graves, Guisela Latorre, and Shannon Winnubst

"Who has the right not to explain themselves? The people who don’t have to. The ones whose subjectivities have been naturalized. It enrages me. No, it confuses me."
MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Published by BOMB Magazine in November 2018, Miguel Gutierrez’s “Does Abstraction Belong to White People?” examines the politics of race in contemporary dance. In conjunction with his presentation of This Bridge Called My Ass at the Wex, the choreographer will offer his essay as a conversation starter for a panel of Ohio State professors: Nadine George-Graves (Departments of Dance and Theatre), Guisela Latorre (Department of History of Art), and Shannon Winnubst (Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies). Joni Boyd Acuff of Ohio State’s Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy moderates the program.

Image: Miguel Gutierrez, photo: Eric McNatt

THIS PRESENTATION MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Huntington Bank
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Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation

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Past Talks & More

Does Abstraction Belong to White People?