Jan 10th 2018

Please mark your calendars for our first In-Session of 2018, The Perilous Journey of Maria Rosa Palacios, video work presented by artist Karina Skvirsky, in conversation with Charlotte Ickes, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Threewalls Executive Director Dr. Jeffreen Hayes.

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video and performance. In 2015 she was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Grant to produce “The Perilous Journey of Maria Palacios”, a performance-based film that draws parallels between a teenage girl’s journey through the mountains of Ecuador and the indigenous and Jamaican workers who constructed the most dangerous stretch of railway in the world. The video premiered at the 2016 Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador) curated by Dan Cameron. (www.karinaskvirsky.com)

A remix of the traditional lecture or panel, In-Session is a critical interdisciplinary salon that incorporates reading, conversation, and performance together. The salons are focused on a selection from a shared reading list which is compiled based on a theme. Our first In-Session theme is migration. Artists, curators and community members curate the In-Session, selecting the reading and the performers. After the conversation on the selection, it is activated by performance—music, song, poetry, dance or movement.

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