A Conversation with Kavior Moon and Althea Sircar

Sunday March 17, 2019 2 – 4PM


On March 17th, as part of the programming for Entangled Matter, exhibition curator Kavior Moon and political theorist Althea Sircar will be guiding a conversation on sympoiesis (or “making-with”), matter, form, and politics. Attendees will be welcome to join the dialogue, to create a discussion that is fluid, porous, and hopefully generative. Entangled Matter features work by Catherine Fairbanks, Candice Lin, Alwyn O’Brien, Katrina Umber.

Kavior Moon is an art historian who teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where she is a Liberal Arts Faculty member. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she received a B.A. in Visual Arts from Columbia University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA. She specializes in modern and contemporary art history, with a particular focus on experimental, post-studio art practices after 1960. In addition to SCI-Arc, Moon has also taught art history courses at UCLA and ArtCenter. Her writings as an art critic have appeared in Artforum, Kaleidoscope, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly.

Althea Sircar is a political theorist who works on questions of embodiment, identity, suffering, and community. Her research focuses on political subjectivity and difference, including questions of race, ethnicity, religious belief, and gender. She is currently writing on phenomenological theories of human and non-human life and on affective political community and the politics of life in the work of Michel Henry. She is a visiting instructor in political science at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota and a member of the organizing collective of Abolition: a journal of insurgent politics.