Politics and Cultural Histories: An Artist Talk on January 6, 2013

On January 6, 2013 from 3-4:30pm, the Dorsky Gallery will host an artist talk with Danielle Adair and Takashi Horisaki titled Politics and Cultural Histories.

The works of artists Danielle Adair and Takashi Horisaki critically explore the relationship between politics and cultural histories. Adair’s ongoing project, “On the Rocks, In the Land,” considers the human input in the formation of ideologically-charged territories. Horisaki’s ongoing project “Social Dress,” examines the gentrification of cities across the U.S., connecting it with aspects of citizenship and segregation.  The artists will discuss these topics, addressing their specific works in Contested Territories, and contextualizing them within each of their oeuvres.

Danielle Adair is a Los Angeles-based artist currently in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in  Stuttgart. Her work addresses the conventions of historical discourse in the political field, considering  the ideological apparatus of institutions. Her work has been presented in venues such as Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles; Work Space, Los Angeles; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles; 915 Mateo, Los Angeles; The Cube Gallery, Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the MFA in Studio Art and Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts.

Takashi Horisaki is a New York-based artist. His work examines the effects of time in the urban landscape, exploring the historical identity of communities from a political perspective. His work has been presented in venues such as The Sculpture Center, New York; Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York; Abrons Arts Center, New York; Third Streaming, New York; Buffalo Arts Center, Buffalo; ABC No Rio, New York; Smack Mellon, New York; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Flux Factory, New York. He participated in the Propect.1, the New Orleans Biennial, in 2008. He is a graduate of the MFA in Studio Art at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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