Discussion: Anna Kornbluh and Diane Severin Nguyen

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 6 – 7 pm

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637

For this live program, Diane Severin Nguyen joins scholar Anna Kornbluh, Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, for a conversation that delves into Nguyen’s exhibition IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS in relation to Kornbluh’s book The Order of Forms, an important influence for the artist. In their work as an artist and a scholar of literature, film, and critical theory, respectively, each of them has explored aspects of realism, form, and abstraction, ever attentive to a larger web of social relations and political possibilities.

Image Caption: Diane Severin Nguyen. Still from “IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS,” 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Bureau, New York.