Danh Võ and the Communism of Incommensurability
This meditation on the work of conceptual artist Danh Võ explores Võ's work as an encounter with a coming community that exists in a shared and incommensurable relationship to things and of the singularities who encounter them. It suggests that Võ's work opens up an opportunity to perform into being an actually existing queer and brown communism of incommensurability.
Joshua Chambers - Letson is an Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of A Race So Different: Law and Performance in Asian America (NYU Press, 2013), winner of the 2014 Outstanding Book Award from the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE). He is currently working on a book exploring the intersection of Marxist theory with contemporary minoritarian performance and art. With Ann Pellegrini and Tavia Nyong’o he is a series co-editor of the Sexual Cultures series at NYU Press.