Marcia Vaitsman, Art as Social Practice: Hospitality
@ Doukan 7002
7002 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
Opening Tuesday, April 3rd, from 7 PM - 8:30 PM
On view through Saturday, April 7th
TUESDAY, 3 APRIL – SATURDAY, 7 APRIL / 10 AM – 9 PM
Drop-in sessions: stop by Doukan 7002 anytime to be a part of Vaitsman’s new project.
Artist talk: Tuesday, 3 April / 7-8:30 PM
Screening: Thursday, 5 April / 7-8 PM
“The Elephant Cage” (2006) & “Study of Darkness” (2009), presented by artist Marcia Vaitsman
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
For one week, artist Marcia Vaitsman (b. Brazil) will work on recently recorded footage of a self-organized community in Brazil called Dandara, made up of a group of 1000 families who squatted on abandoned land inside the city of Belo Horizonte. Vaitsman uses this project to investigate the word “hospitality” from different perspectives. She invites Chicago residents to participate in the birth of this project by discussing strategies and possibilities for developing social-based artworks based not only on images or objects, but also on relationships and networks. In addition to “hospitality,” participants will work with concepts like the Other, the exotic, the definition of locality, geopolitics, and some relational strategies.
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