photo by Ari Marcopoulos
AA Bronson has worked as a visual artist, curator, healer, and writer for more than 45 years, focusing on issues of collaboration, mass culture, consumerism, HIV/AIDS, healing and shamanism.
He has had more than 100 solo exhibitions worldwide, and his work is in the collections of major museums such as the Whitney, SFMoMA, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has taught at UCLA, the University of Toronto, and Yale. He has received many international awards, holds two honorary doctorates, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et lettres. He is Co-Director of the Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice. Contact AA Bronson.
Kathryn Reklis is assistant professor of Modern Protestant Theology at Fordham University in New York City.
Her scholarly research and pedagogical commitments investigate the intersection of religion, aesthetics, bodily performance, and material history in various constructions of modernity. She employs methods and insights from history, philosophy, theology, and literary studies, alongside robust engagement with the interdisciplinary fields and theoretical canons of performance studies, ritual studies, communication studies, and feminist and critical theory. In particular, she is interested in how practices and discourses of “art” and “aesthetics” shape the way “religion” is understood in the modern project. In addition to her scholarly work, she writes regularly for popular journals and blogs, speaks prolifically on religious and spiritual practice in the digital age, and oversees a teaching-research project on religion and new media. Contact Kathryn Reklis.