Center for Art,
Research and Alliances
March 8, 2024

Tomorrow I Will Become an Island Book Launch with Coco Fusco, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Jill Lane

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Join us on Friday, March 8 for a book launch and conversation with Coco Fusco, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Jill Lane on the occasion of the launch of Fusco's publication Tomorrow, I Will Become an Island.

Tomorrow, I Will Become an Island, published by Thames and Hudson, is the first in-depth overview of the expansive work of influential Cuban-American artist Coco Fusco, a pioneering figure of postcolonial art. Featuring contributions by renowned scholars of art history, performance art, and Cuban cultural politics—Olga Viso, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jill Lane, Anna Gritz, and Antonio José Ponte—as well as an Introduction by the artist, this monograph offers a comprehensive review of Fusco’s interdisciplinary art practice and her transnational perspective on race, gender, and power.

For more than three decades, Fusco has been a leader in conversations around the intersection of identity, feminism, culture, and politics in the Americas and beyond. Emerging during the 1980s as a trail-blazing advocate of multiculturalism in the arts, Fusco utilizes performance, video, exhibition making, archival research, and writing to reflect upon how intercultural relations and colonial histories shape the construction of the self and perceptions of cultural difference. In its engagement with the artist’s entire career to date, Tomorrow, I Will Become an Island underscores the international significance of Coco Fusco’s work and its impact on art and cultural interpretation today.

More about the Speakers

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in New York.

Julia Bryan-Wilson is the Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jill Lane is associate professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Book Launch
Friday, March 8, 2024
7 pm, doors 6:30

Free and open to the public.
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