A.K. Burns, Living Room, 2017–ongoing (production still). Courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts.
This roundtable discussion brings together artists exploring the evolving and expansive topic of quantum feminism, and considers how an understanding of bodies as sensory systems can be a starting point for discussions around ethics and “entangled relations of difference.” Panelists include A.K. Burns, Harry Dodge, Carolyn Lazard, Anicka Yi, and Constantina Zavitsanos.
“The Question of Quantum Feminism” will be held in the New Museum Theater, in the basement level of the building, which is accessible by elevator. There will be ASL interpretation at the event, and it will be livestreamed here.
This event is currently at capacity, but a standby list will begin at 6 p.m. the day of the event. Sign-up for the standby list will be in person only, and we will admit as many people as capacity allows.
A.K. Burns is the artist-in-residence through the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s Spring R&D Season: BODY. In her exhibition and residency “Shabby but Thriving,” A.K. Burns continues a serial work that draws on theater, science fiction, philosophy, and ecological anxieties. The project is organized around five elements: power (the sun), water, land, void, and body. In “Shabby but Thriving,” commissioned by and premiering at the New Museum, Burns presents the project’s next chapter, a two-channel video staged within an installation that explores the subjugation and agency of various bodies.