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“ALMA|LEWIS: Art Screening Nights” Our World: Nature and Nurture
November 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In continuation with our series of screenings “Art Screening Nights”, ALMA|LEWIS presents “Our World: Nature and Nurture” featuring artist videos from the ART21 archive about Luchita Hurtado, Wangechi Mutu, and Doris Salcedo, followed by a discussion.
Luchita Hurtado was born in Maiquetía, Venezuela, in 1920. Working in painting, drawing, and prints, Hurtado has experimented with many different styles over the course of her 80-year career, yet maintained a unique, independent practice that explores the relationship between the human body and the natural world. In reference to a striking series of self-portraits from the 1960s and 1970s, in which the artist painted her body from her own downward facing perspective, Hurtado states, “I concluded that’s all I had in the world, was myself. I am who I am because I’m doing what I want to do, not what I’m told to do.”
Wangechi Mutu was born in 1972 in Nairobi, Kenya. In her collages, drawings, sculptures, and films, Mutu centers the female body to create powerful and self-possessed figures that are hybrids of human, plant, animal, and machine forms. Sampling from a diverse array of sources—from natural materials to fashion magazines, medical diagrams, and traditional African arts—the artist creates otherworldly realms that examine cultural identity, the feminine, colonial history, and global consumption.
Doris Salcedo was born in 1958 in Bogotá, Colombia. Salcedo earned a BFA at Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano (1980) and an MA from New York University (1984). Salcedo’s understated sculptures and installations embody the silenced lives of the marginalized, from individual victims of violence to the disempowered of the Third World. Although elegiac in tone, her works are not memorials: Salcedo concretizes absence, oppression, and the gap between the disempowered and powerful.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.
These series of events are made possible with the incredible ART21 video archive.