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Coco Fusco

Artists In Presidents

Coco Fusco is a Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator whose work has been exhibited and published internationally. Fusco's work explores gender, identity, race, and power through performance, video, interactive installations, and critical writing.Artists-In-Presidents: Fireside Chats for 2020 will be released weekly via podcast, virtual gallery, and social media. To visit the virtual gallery: www.artistsinpresidents.com and follow us @artistsinpresidentsSound design by Phoebe Unter & Nicole Kelly featuring Mara Lazer on saxophone. Music by DASK.


14 Nov 2020

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Coco Fusco on “What’s Changed, and What Should?” – Ep. 21

Momus: The Podcast

 For episode 21, Sky Goodden spoke with Coco Fusco, the legendary Cuban-American critic, artist, educator, and art historian. Speaking from the center of a pandemic, and on the brink of a significant wave of civil unrest and anti-racist protest, Fusco circled themes relevant to each crisis, looping them through the lens of Cuban history and the seismic shifts it is currently undergoing, in relation to protest, artistic freedom, and criticism against the government. Momus: The Podcast is edited by Jacob Irish, features original music by Kyle McCrea, and assistant production from Mitra Shreeram. Thanks to Zalucky Contemporary for their support in this episode, and to Coco Fusco for her vital contribution. If you would like to inquire about advertising opportunities or other forms of support, please contact Sky Goodden at skygoodden@momus.ca.


3 Jun 2020

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Coco Fusco, "Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba"

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Coco Fusco‘s Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba is a study of the role of corporeal expressivity in development of social criticism in Cuban art. Fusco explores the work of performance artists from the 1980s to the present and examines how the Cuban state has wielded influence over performance through a combination of politics and practices that enable cultural production on the one hand and discipline public behavior on the other.The book will be published by Tate Publishing in the fall of 2015.Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and a MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT. She is a recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 Absolut Art Writing Award, a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2012 US Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco’s performances and videos have been presented in numerous international biennials and festivals, as well as the Tate Liverpool, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. Fusco is the author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995) and The Bodies that Were Not Ours and Other Writings (2001), and A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008). She is also the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003).

1hr 19mins

12 Mar 2015

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Coco Fusco, "A Performance Approach To Primate Politics"

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco will consider the critical responses to the original Planet of the Apes films, focusing in particular on the interpretation of the films as critiques of American race relations during the 1960′s and ’70′s.She will also discuss her interest in exploring the strategies used in early sci-fi cinema, the ways that films such as Planet of the Apes employed speculative fiction to generate social critique.Moderated by Professor of Writing Junot Díaz and Associate Professor Ian Condry.

1hr 45mins

23 Oct 2013

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An audiobook recording of Suzi Gablik's 'Conversations Before the End of Time', produced by Cast Iron Radio for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.Conversations Before the End of Time was first published by Thames and Hudson in 1995. Copyright © 1995 Suzi GablikReproduced by permission of Thames & Hudson Inc. All rights reserved.


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