Following her 2017 solo exhibition In Rehearsal, and on the occasion of the release of the exhibition’s catalog, Autumn Knight returns to KAM for two days of artist events, including a performance of Documents, a public reading of documentation that serves to authenticate and legitimize citizenship.
During the week of the performance, visitors are invited to explore the installation in the Hood Classroom.
Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, Dance at Illinois, Gender & Women’s Studies at Illinois, and Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum programs are made possible in part by a major grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The April 4 performance of Documents is interactive in conversation with the audience, who together address embodied specificities of race, class, and gender to contest whether these categories accurately reflect the bodies they are meant to represent. Documents underlines how different audiences and relationships to power may influence this reading.
On April 5, Autumn Knight will be in conversation with the book's editor Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and performance scholar Sandra Ruiz, assistant professor of Latina/Latino Studies at Illinois. After the talk, Knight will be available to talk with visitors and sign copies of the book Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal.
Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal is the first comprehensive publication on the New York-based performance artist Autumn Knight. It is edited by Amy L. Powell and co-published by Krannert Art Museum and Project Row Houses, Houston.
Curated by Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in consultation with the artist Autumn Knight