The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Sensational Dispatches from the Frenglish Front Lines: A Talk with Illustrations

Kevin Byrne

January 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Kevin Byrne, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, discusses the historical and racial symbols of a fictional martial conflict used by Frohawk Two Feathers (Umar Rashid) in his playful yet damning exhibition: What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1. Through outdated iconography, centuries-old visual styles, and elaborately anachronistic titles, Two Feathers encapsulates the racism, annihilation, enslavement, greed, and murder of any colonialist project of the past or present, and how such imperfect destruction allows for a rebellious and violent response.

The talk comes with the cost of admission: $8 for adults; $6.50 for Seniors 65+; and free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children.