Assistant Professor Malik Gaines Performs at the New Museum

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

My Barbarian, The Audience is Always Right: How to do the Post-Living Ante-Action Theater, 2016 (still). Video, sound, color; 45 min. Courtesy the artists and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Working at the intersection of theater, visual arts, and critical practice, the collective My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade) uses performance to theatricalize past and present problems and imagine ways of being together. The group’s New Museum exhibition and residency, “The Audience is Always Right,” are organized as part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s R&D Season: DEMOCRACY. The residency will include a series of workshops, performances, and public programs that will culminate the eight-year international tour of My Barbarian’s project the Post-Living Ante-Action Theater (PoLAAT).