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Joshua Chambers-Letson

JOSHUA CHAMBERS-LETSON is assistant professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of A Race So Different: Law and Performance in Asian America (NYU Press, 2013), winner of the 2014 Outstanding Book Award from the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE), and is currently working on a book about the Marxism of minoritarian performance. Along with Ann Pellegrini and Tavia Nyong'o, he is a series co-editor of the Sexual Cultures series of NYU Press.

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The Body in Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled”, 1989

n 1989 Felix Gonzalez-Torres mounted “Untitled”, 1989, in New York City’s Sheridan Square. The site and date manifestation of the work commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion at the place of its occurrence. It issues a formal citation of the artist’s date pieces, rectangular photostats dominated by a dense, funerary black void, and accompanied by a compact series of white captions at the bottom of the image.


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SEPT 2023

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