Projects and exhibitions

The La-a Consortium

Work by Autumn Knight ,
The MAC
1601 South Ervay St.
Dallas, Texas

Sunday 7:05 P

This work examines how groups of people are permanently situated within American history. Institutions can seem permanent, carrying on the legacies of a people, a family, even an individual person. But the permanence, power, and importance that institutions suggest is constructed. This performance imagines a future in which a wider range of national/international  institutions in fields such as science, art, or philanthropy bear the names and bear witness to achievements by people of color, people that are rarely invited to this conversation. Knight created a group of institutions that include non-traditional name such as Varkesha and Tyronique, to suggest institutions that should exist but do not.

The La-a Consortium