Aria Dean, Eulogy for a Black Mass (still), 2017. COURTESY THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO

Artist Talk with Aria Dean | DIS Video Speaker Series

Monday, July 2, 2018 | 6pm

Aria Dean will present an artist talk over video as part of the Video Speaker series for Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network (Session I of Plug In ICA’s 2018 Summer Institute).* She will speak on Black Accelerationism and discuss her video essay “Eulogy for a Black Mass,” which explores black creative labour put into memes.

Dean is an artist, writer, critic, and curator based in Los Angeles. She has presented artwork at The Sunroom, Richmond, VA (2018); American Medium, New York (2017); and Arcadia Missa, London (2017). Dean has published widely, including essays for Kaleidoscope Magazine; e-Flux; and The New Inquiry. She works as an assistant curator for, and co-directs As It Stands, an emerging artist space in Los Angeles. Recently, Dean was named by Culture Magazine as one of their “top 30 artists under 35.”

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* For Session I of our 2018 Summer Institute Program we are extremely pleased to have DIS collective member, Marco Roso as our lead faculty (June 25-July 7, 2018).  Framed by our summer exhibition of the same name, DIS’s seminar Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network circles around a series of exhibitions organized by DIS and framed by, a new streaming edutainment platform. Through direct engagement with the artists of, the session will contemplate a series of linked concerns, including: the nature of belonging in a rootless-seeming, networked world; the changing relationship to the ways one owns, lends or gives time through occupations, bodies, or other forms of value-creation. Some of the topics DIS will cover: Money: what is it?; information consumption; the future of citizenship; reparations; love and humor.

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Plug ICA gratefully acknowledges the RBC

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