Join us for an online conversation between artist Stanya Kahn and curator Jamillah James for the latest exhibition No Go Backs. They will discuss the making of Kahn’s latest film of the same name, No Go Backs, and the artist’s ongoing approach to creating work that reflects on the urgent issues of our time.
Stanya Kahn is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Contemporary Arts Museum, St. Louis; MoMA/PS1, New York; New Museum, New York; and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the 2018 Gwangju Biennial; Centre Pompidou, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Hammer Museum; New Museum, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; MOCA San Diego; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fearnley Astru Museet, Oslo; and the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. Her collaborative work with Harry Dodge has shown at the 2008 Whitney Biennial; Brooklyn Museum; the 54th Venice Bienniale; MOCA, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsrühe, DE; Sundance Film Festival; and the New York Underground Film Festival, among others. She was a contributing writer and actor in the 2001 feature film By Hook or By Crook. Her writings and drawings appear in multiple publications including Die Laughing (2nd Cannons, 2016), Moving Image (MIT Press), It’s Cool, I’m Good (Cornerhouse, 2012), and Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art (University of California Press, 2016) Her work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum; MoMA, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Goetz Museum, Munich, among others.