Eleanor Antin Eleanor Antin in Conversation with Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade

Hunter College MFA Art Building, 205 Hudson St. MAP

In conjunction with the exhibition Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s “Selves,” Eleanor Antin, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade present video and images as they discuss legacies of theatricality in performance art, uses of costume, character and voice, and the constructions of gender and race in work by Antin and My Barbarian (the collective consisting of Gaines, Segade and Jade Gordon). Because of these and other shared interests, the artists have collaborated on recent projects: in 2012 Gaines and Segade produced a new production of Antin’s play Before the Revolution (1979) for the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival; this past summer Antin played a glamorous Eleanor Roosevelt type in My Barbarian’s video Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse (2013), where the labor of performance is figured as a matrilineal inheritance.

Presented by Columbia University.


Event Title
Date & Time
  • Fri. Nov 15, 12:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 12:00 am
Courtesy the Artists (Malik Gaines & Alexandro Segade)
  • Sat. Nov 9, 2:00 pm
Antin reads and discusses excerpts, some unpublished, from the memoirs of her invented character, Eleanora Antinova, the African American ballerina of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.