MillerComm Lecture Series

From Painting to Media: From Here to There

Thursday, April 9th, 1998
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
7:30 pm

Room 62, Krannert Art Museum

500 East Peabody Drive


Event Description

"In my work I struggle with issues of accessibility.  I have a personal commitment to speak about people, histories, and ways of being that are not necessarily mainstream concerns; but I feel an individual obligation toward these narratives and would like to see them be a vehicle of inspiration and self-affirmation for the people who most need it . . .  My goal is to achieve a sense of place in which visual poetry communicates and connects with others, challenging viewers to explore their own experiences of contradictions and synthesis which may intersect with mine."

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is best know as a leader of the Cuban Artists Renaissance of the 1980s.  She uses painting, sculpture, performance, film, video, and photography to explore issues of gender, identity, and territory.

This conversation , illustrated with slides and video, will trace the progression of Campos-Pons' work from 1985 to the present.

Cosponsored by: Unit One/Allen Hall

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Visual Artist, Unit One Guest-In-Residence