- Date & Time
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida is proud to present visiting artist Pepón Osorio on October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 101 (LIT 101). The Fall 2017 Visiting Artists Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The lectures offer the community an important opportunity to engage in discussions about contemporary art and culture in relation to national and international trends.
Pepón Osorio uses different objects, installations and video to portray political and social issues affecting Latino communities. He is influenced by his experience as a social worker in The Bronx, creating works that evolve from an interaction with the neighborhoods and people. An example is Tina’s House, a project created in collaboration with a family recovering from a devastating fire. The house—a tabletop-size art piece—tells the story of the night of the fire and those affected, and is traveling the country in a series of Home Visits: a home visit invites a new family to live with the artwork for a period of at least one week.
Osorio studied at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Lehman College, and Columbia University. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Bessie Award. His work is held by the Walker Arts Center, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and by the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art.
He shows at Ronald Feldman Gallery and teaches at Tyler School of Art.
- VenueLIT 101
- Little Hall
- Room #
1400 STADIUM RD GAINESVILLE
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