Global Studies is a collection of poetry that mimes the history textbook in structure, but at a closer look, is quite the opposite. The texts examine the ambiguity of history while employing multiple languages, mistranslations and vernaculars. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will collaborate with a graphic artist to create charts, graphs and multiple-choice mini-quizzes that will all play a role in the book’s final manifestation. The text is occasionally written in the persona of an Indian interpreter, engaging Diggs’ personal history (her ninth great grandfather was apparently an Indian interpreter). Concerned with social media, the internet and the fragility of Wikipedia, the project investigates the ways certain historical and current events remain lost to translation, transcription, the archive and a hashtag.
Sep 01 – Jan 01, 2018
Pacific Standard Time Hosts Exhibition on Suzanne Lacy and Pablo Helguera
Sep 28 – Dec 10, 2017
Zach Blas Premieres His Creative Capital Project, "Contra-Internet"
Jan 26 – Jun 04, 2017
Ghana ThinkTank Presents "American Riad" at the Williams College Museum of Art