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Figure Drawing Performance with Artemisa Clark

Figure Drawing Performance with Artemisa Clark

As part of our current exhibition Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico, please join us for an exceptional figure drawing session in an innovative interpretation of a life-study class. Los Angeles-based performance and installation artist Artemisa Clark will re-present a street action originally performed by artist/activist Ema Villanueva, who presented a series of performances in Mexico City's public plazas in the early 2000s. Villanueva posed as a model, using the medium of nude figure drawing to reflect on contemporary social issues such as feminism and social justice. In this performance, Clark will consider Villanueva's actions as she offers another interpretation of the traditional role of the model. Villanueva's La clase de dibujo (The Drawing Class) is represented in Below the Underground. This Armory exhibitions event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the Armory's Studio.

Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Major support for Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Jumex Foundation, the Mexican Chamber of Commerce, and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.

Image: Andrea Ferreyra, Torbellino/Whirlwind, 1993. A 12-hour performance in 13 places throughout Mexico City. Photo by Gabriela González Reyes; courtesy Andrea Ferreyra.

 

 

Time:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:
Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, California 91103