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Agustín Fernández: Armaduras Publication Launch with Jonathan D. Katz and Susanna Temkin

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Thu, Jan 21, 2021
Virtual Event
"Agustín Fernández: Armaduras" at ICA Miami. Dec. 3rd, 2019 — Apr. 26, 2020 "Agustín Fernández: Armaduras" at ICA Miami. Dec. 3rd, 2019 — Apr. 26, 2020

ICA Miami invites you to celebrate the release of our latest publication in the Ground Floor Reader Series: Agustín Fernández: Armaduras. Three experts—historian Jonathan D. Katz; curator Susanna Temkin, El Museo del Barrio; and Gean Moreno, Director of the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center at ICA Miami—will speak in a Zoom Webinar panel discussion on their different approaches to understanding Fernández’s complex and surreal paintings.

About Jonathan D. Katz

Jonathan D. Katz is an art historian, curator, and queer activist. Associate Professor of Practice in Art History and Interim Director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Katz is a pioneering figure in the development of queer art history, and author of a number of books and articles, often writing the first queer accounts of numerous artists. He has curated many exhibitions, nationally and internationally, including the first major museum queer exhibition in the US, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which won several national and international best exhibition and book awards. The first full-time American academic to be tenured in what was then called Lesbian and Gay Studies, at City College of San Francisco, Katz was also the Founding Director of Yale University’s lesbian and gay studies program, the first in the Ivy League. An activist academic, he also founded the Queer Caucus for Art of the College Art Association, the professional association of artists and art historians, co-founded Queer Nation, San Francisco, and co-founded the Gay and Lesbian Town Meeting, the organization that successfully lobbied for queer anti-discrimination statutes in the city of Chicago. Katz is President Emeritus of The Leslie Lohman Museum for queer art in New York.

About Susanna Temkin

Susanna Temkin is Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and recently organized the museum’s fiftieth-anniversary exhibition, Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019. Prior to El Museo, she served as Assistant Curator at Americas Society in New York, as well as the research and archive specialist at the Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., where she assisted in co-authoring the digital catalogue raisonné of artist Joaquín Torres-García. Temkin earned her master’s and PhD degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where her research concentrated on modern art in the Americas, with a focus on Cuba. Temkin has published essays and reviews in the Rutgers Art Review, Burlington Magazine, and Hemispheres; contributed a chapter in the forthcoming exhibition catalogue, Alice Neel: People Come First (Metropolitan Museum of Art) ; and authored the chronology of Concrete Cuba: Cuba Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s, produced by David Zwirner Books.