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Presented By: Center for World Performance Studies

Coco Fusco: The Right to Have Rights

Q&A Moderated by Larry La Fountain-Stokes

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Coco Fusco
A U-M Arts Initiative Future of Art Event

Thursday, October 14 at 6:00pm
Free & Open to the public
Register to attend on Zoom: https://myumi.ch/AxW55
or stream live at stamps.umich.edu

New York based artist, writer and scholar Coco Fusco presents a virtual talk entitled The Rights to Have Rights. In this talk Fusco will present research on Cuban artists confronting the state, and work dealing with repressed histories of the revolutionary era in Cuba. This talk will be followed by a Q&A moderated by U-M Professor Larry La Fountain-Stokes (American Culture, Latino/a Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures and Women and Genders Studies).

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is a recipient of a 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Arts Award, a 2021 Latinx Artist Fellowship, a 2018 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, a 2016 Greenfield Prize, a 2014 Cintas Fellowship, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 Absolut Art Writing Award, a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2012 US Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, Basel Unlimited, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), and several other international exhibitions. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, the Centre Pompidou, the Imperial War Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. She is a Professor of Art at Cooper Union.

Fusco is the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (2015). She is also the author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995), The Bodies that Were Not Ours and Other Writings (2001), and A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008). She contributes regularly to The New York Review of Books and numerous art publications.

This program is organized by the Center for World Performance Studies and presented in partnership with the U-M Arts Initiative and the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series with support from UMMA.

If you require accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777 or cwps.information@umich.edu. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
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