Amy Elkins' artist dialogue with Erina Duganne, Ph.D.
Join artist Amy Elkins for a dialogue with Erina Duganne, Associate Professor of Art History at Texas State University. Elkins and Duganne will discuss Elkins two bodies of work (Black is the Day, Black is the Night & Parting Words) on view at HCP and their importance in the social context of Texas’s history with corporal punishment.
Erina Duganne is Associate Professor of Art History at Texas State University. She is the author of The Self in Black and White: Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography (University Press of New England, 2010) as well as a co-editor and an essayist for Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain (University of Chicago Press, 2007). She is currently working on two book-length projects. The first, entitled Building Global Solidarity with Central America: Art and Social Change at the End of the Cold War, takes up the difficult question of what contribution art, most especially photography, has made to social change through an examination of its function within inter-American solidarity raising activities that were initiated in the early to mid 1980s in response to U.S. interventionist policies in Central America. Part of this research was recently featured in the exhibition Northern Triangle that she co-organized with Borderland Collective members Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, in response to the current Central American refugee crisis along the U.S./Mexico border. The second project, which she is co-authoring with Terri Weissman, is a textbook entitled Global Photography: A Critical History, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Publishing. Duganne’s writings have also appeared in Photography & Culture, The Mirror of Race, English Language Notes, History of Photography, and Visual Resources, as well as in such anthologies as Getting the Picture: The History and Visual Culture of the News (Bloomsbury, 2015), Visual Research Methods: Image, Society, and Representation (Sage, 2007), and New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement (Rutgers University Press, 2006).