AUX Performance Space Presents a Lecture by Jamillah James and “Made for Television” Screening

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AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research, including an expanded reprisal of her 2013 performative lecture, “Comic Relief: On Art, Film and Television.”

James is a New York-based curator who succeeds Marissa Perel, Aux’s Fall 2013 Curatorial Fellow. Over the course of two weekends in late May, James will present two performances, as well as an artist talk, and a keynote address and screening. June events will be announced at a later date.

Immediately following James’ lecture will be “Made for Television,” a screening of a video works that reflect on the legacy of early video’s disruption and appropriation of televisual narratives, staging and tropes, as well as the current state of television programming, as it slinks towards obsolescence in the digital age.

The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Dan Byers is Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Byers contributed to the Center’s 2013 publication Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field. He was a 2014 panelist and a 2015 LOI panelist, both in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Allen is founder and executive director of Machine Project, a multidisciplinary neighborhood arts collaborative in Los Angeles.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Christoph Cox is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College. He is the author of Nietzsche: Naturalism and Interpretation (California, 1999), and co-editor of Realism Materialism Art (Sternberg, 2015) and Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum, 2004).