Abstracted Ancestries: Matthew Angelo Harrison in conversation with Amanda Hunt

On the occasion of Matthew Angelo Harrison’s solo exhibition “Prototype of Dark Silhouettes,” please join us for a conversation between the artist and Amanda Hunt, Director of Education and Public Programs at MOCA LA. The discussion will explore themes such as ritual, materiality, and language within a context of constructions of race and identity.

Matthew Angelo Harrison (b. 1989, Detroit, MI) completed his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Harrison has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2016 and Atlanta Contemporary in 2017. He currently has six works in the New Museum Triennial and had five pieces in “The Everywhere Studio,” the inaugural group show at the ICA Miami. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum in New York (2016) and Studio Museum in Harlem (2017). Harrison will be featured in MCA Chicago’s group show, “I Was Raised on the Internet,” which opens on June 23, 2018. Harrison lives and works in Detroit.

Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. Past appointments include Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and Curator at LAXART, Los Angeles, where she helped coordinate the 2012 Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival for The Getty Research Institute, and “Made in L. A. 2012,” the Hammer Museum’s first Los Angeles biennial. At the Studio Museum, Hunt produced exhibitions including “A Constellation, Black Cowboy,” and in 2016 commissioned “inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd,” a public sculpture initiative in partnership with the New York City Parks Department. She obtained her masters in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts.

Saturday, April 14 at 3:00pm at 488 Ellis Street