Essays

Ken Gonzales-Day Finds Incomplete Histories

September 11, 2020
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The Present is a Constant Reminder of the Past

July 31, 2020
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KEN GONZALES-DAY: HISTORY BASED LANDSCAPES

June 22, 2020
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Surface Tension: Mapping Murals in Los Angeles

December 26, 2018
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Does NYC’s ‘Gay Liberation’ Monument Whitewash Stonewall?

November 28, 2018
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Yale-Smithsonian internships offer exciting research opportunities

September 15, 2018
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Lynching in den USA: Auch der Mob mordet mit System

July 16, 2018
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Reckoning with History: The legacy of lynching in the West

July 16, 2018
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By removing victims from lynching photos, an artist emphasizes those erased from history

June 11, 2018
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L’effacement des lynchages californiens.

June 4, 2018
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Two Artists in Search of Missing History A new exhibition makes a powerful statement about the oversights of American history and America’s art history

April 6, 2018
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Ken Gonzales-Day’s Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River

January 27, 2018
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Double Exposure: Absence and Evidence in Ken Gonzales-Day’s Erased Lynching

October 22, 2017
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Photographer Parses the Politics and Relevance of L.A.’s Murals and Marks

October 14, 2017
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This Artist Photographed Murals All Across Los Angeles

October 5, 2017
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“Strategic Dissemblance in the Photography of Ken Gonzales-Day: Mexican Men and Lynching in California.”

August 25, 2017
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Against the Wall

August 25, 2017
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SHADOWLANDS: Ken Gonzales-Day, Minnesota Museum of American Art

February 28, 2017
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An artist’s take on American carnage

January 27, 2017
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Art inspired by lynchings in ‘Shadowlands’ exhibit at Minnesota Museum of American Art

January 17, 2017
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The Lure of LACMA.

November 15, 2016
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Racial Violence in Black and White.

July 13, 2016
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Uncertain Histories: Accumulation, Inaccessibility, and Doubt in Contemporary Photography

April 2, 2016
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Ken Gonzales-Day at Luis De Jesus: Artnews

August 26, 2015
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Ken Gonzales-Day and the Art of the Die-In.

April 17, 2015
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Gonzales-Day fills the holes of history.

April 10, 2015
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Angle of View: Histories in Sharp Focus

March 15, 2015
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You May Have the Body. Or You May Not: Habeas Corpus in the Museum.

February 14, 2015
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Latino Lynchings, Police Brutality, And the Challenges of Minority Law-Enforcement.

February 10, 2015
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La historia oculta del linchamiento de mexicanos en EE.UU.

August 10, 2014
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Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham: Univ of Maryland, College Park

July 24, 2013
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A mobile home at night

Edge of Twilight.

February 15, 2013
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Ken Gonzales-Day at Luis De Jesus: New American Paintings

December 17, 2012
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Lynchings in the West, Erased from History and Photos.

December 6, 2012
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Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity.

November 29, 2012
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Ken Gonzales-Day’s pointed portraits at Luis De Jesus: Christopher Knight

November 9, 2012
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Physiognomy, The Beautiful Pseudoscience.

October 8, 2012
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From Postcards to Plaster Casts: The Image of Lynching in Kienholz’s Five Car Stud.

March 15, 2012
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Empire’s Verticality: The Af/Pak Frontier, Visual Culture, and Racialization from Above

December 4, 2011
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Profiled: Fred Torres Collaborations NYC

October 12, 2011
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Cross-Cultural dialogue in Photographs of ‘Ken Gonzales-Day.

October 6, 2011
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COLA 2011

May 22, 2011
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Silent Witness: Violence and Representation.

April 11, 2011
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In the Studio: Ken Gonzales-Day.

February 13, 2011
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The Camera and the “Physiognomic Auto-da-fe”: Photography, History, and Race in Two Recent Works by Ken Gonzales-Day.

April 1, 2010
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Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement. (LACMA- travelled)

April 6, 2008
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Exile of the Imaginary. Politics / Aesthetics / Love

April 7, 2007
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Hang Trees: Benton Museum of Art @ Pomona College

December 6, 2006
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Ken Gonzales-Day’s Lynching in the West

September 7, 2006
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California Strange Fruit: Ken Gonzales-Day’s “Lynching in the West”

September 7, 2006
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