Orville L. Winsand Lecture for Critical Studies in Art
Artist and writer Malik Gaines is an assistant professor of Performance Studies in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a performance and video artist, and member of the group My Barbarian, Gaines has exhibited extensively. As a critic and historian, Gaines’ writings on performance theory and practice, black representation, and queer social tactics have been published widely. His newest book Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left (NYU Press, 2017) traces a circulation of political ideas through performances of the 1960s and beyond.