Storytellers of Art Histories with Alpesh K. Patel

Tue. Oct 18, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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Storytellers of Art Histories, courtesy of Intellect Books

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In our future, the history of art could be taught as a story—or, rather, stories that embrace the possibility of multiple voices, many frameworks for seeing, and a philosophy of both/and instead of either/or. These are some of the ideas put forth in Storytellers of Art Histories, edited by Alpesh Kantilal Patel and Yasmeen Siddiqui. Join us for a night of non-visual storytelling, where  PhD art history candidates from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture introduce recorded excerpts from some of the anthology’s contributors narrating their stories in their own voices.  

Following the presentations, share your own stories of art via a hands-on workshop to screen-print your own conversational tote bag, sparking the exchange of future stories of art! 

Alpesh Kantilal Patel is an associate professor of contemporary art and visual culture at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. His art historical scholarship, curating, and criticism reflect his queer, anti-racist, and transnational approach to contemporary art.  He is the author of Productive failure: writing queer transnational South Asian art histories (2017) and co-editor of Storytellers of Art Histories (2022). As well as publishing numerous book chapters and journal articles, he has contributed essays to many catalogs.  His curatorial practice most recently includes lecture series focusing on social justice and queer voices. As an art critic, he writes frequently for Artforum and other art presses. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Arts Council England, NEH, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and New York University. He is currently working on his next monograph, Multiple and One: Global Queer Art Histories. 

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The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107