Monday, April 6, 6PM
Logan Center for the Arts
Penthouse Room 901
“’The Place of the Artist Is on the Side of the Weak’: A Manifesto for the 21st Century”
Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya) is a visual and performance artist. Her Manifesto states: “The place of the artist is on the side of the weak.” She uses clothing, installations, video, participatory projects, text and research to develop a concept of fragility. For Gluklya, fragility is interpreted not as “delicate beauty” but as “invisible strength”. Gluklya embraces the personal stories of her characters, analyzing them and revealing conflict between political systems and personal inner worlds. Her work explores topics of social exclusion, untapped intuitive knowledge, mind-body connections, violation of human rights and stereotypes.
Presented by the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts
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