Nikki Darling is a student in the Creative Writing/Literature PhD program at USC. Her poetry, performance, and experimental essays are based around subjectivity, persona, and post-structuralist methods of deconstructing literary form and meaning. She is a columnist at KCET Artbound and is currently finishing her first novel, Fade Into You, a story of mixed-race identity in the San Gabriel Valley during the 1990s. Her criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Art Book Review, Tomorrow Magazine, and Public Books, among others. Her essay “Appropriate For Destruction” was included in Best Music Writing 2010.
The Color of Context
Any art made by an artist of color and brought into the Institution is automatically a radical work....