Roski Talks: Josh Kun

Josh Kun, Professor, USC Annenberg School of Communication

Lecture: The Art of the Crossfade: Notes on The Practice of Public Art & Humanities

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Free and open to all

Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S Flower Street at 30th
Los Angeles 90007

Josh Kun is a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he is Director of the Popular Music Project of the Norman Lear Center. He is an author and editor of several books, including Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (UC Press) and Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke UP). His two most recent projects were multi-platform collaborations with the Los Angeles Public Library: Songs in the Key of Los Angeles and To Live and Dine in L.A. He wrote the essays for Border Cantos (Aperture), a collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo, and is now completing the first retrospective of Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez for Hat & Beard press. As a curator, his exhibitions and music installations have appeared at the Grammy Museum, the Autry National Center, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, among others. His edited collection on the Latin American music of Los Angeles is forthcoming from UC Press as part of the 2017 Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, and his project “Hit Parade,” on music and gentrification, will debut with SFMOMA and the San Francisco Public Library in 2017.