Autumn Knight makes performances that reshape perceptions of race, gender, and authority in institutional spaces. Drawing from such disparate fields as dance, psychology, religious studies, and theatre, Knight pays attention to the ways knowledge is produced collectively among her audience members and physically in the body through language, movement, and emotion.
Encounters: The Arts of Africa, installation view at Krannert Art Museum, 2012. Photo by Chris Brown
Both before and after the advent of movable type in Europe, circa 1450, artists created hand-drawn and hand-embellished scrolls, books, and maps. In Western Europe during the Middle Ages, manuscript ornamentation became a flourishing art form, enriching secular and sacred items alike.
Krannert Art Museum, Kinkead Pavilion entrance. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017.