Red Exit: Andrea Carlson and SANTIAGO X in conversation

Thurs, Apr 22, 2021
6 pm

Online, via Zoom

On the occasion of her current public art project at the Whitney, Andrea Carlson: Red Exit, Carlson speaks in conversation with fellow artist SANTIAGO X (Koasati and Hacha'Maori) about their shared interests in land, Indigenous Futurisms, and how their respective practices celebrate, in Carlson’s words, “the place we (Native People) reserve for ourselves . . . places of joy amidst removal, exclusion, and attempted assimilation.” Carlson and X both live and work in what is today known as Chicago and their discussion will also touch on their relationships with the city, as well as the interconnections between their distinct explorations of Native spaces and histories.

The conversation is introduced by Melinda Lang, senior curatorial assistant, who organized Andrea Carlson: Red Exit

Andrea Carlson is a multidisciplinary artist and a writer. She primarily makes large-scale, multi-part works on paper through a combination of drawing and painting. Highly intricate and graphic, these compositions coalesce into expansive, disorienting scenes that often evoke futuristic and, at times, apocalyptic worlds.

SANTIAGO X is an Indigenous Futurist, multidisciplinary artist and architect specializing in land, architectural, and new media installation. X’s upcoming large-scale permanent earthwork, The Coiled Serpent, will debut in Chicago later this year, alongside his augmented reality application in development entitled, Augment Earth.

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