MAM Conversations: Vanessa German
Multi-media artist, poet, performer, and activist Vanessa German sees art and love as powerful tools to unify communities and bring about change. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative, in her neighborhood of Homewood in Pittsburgh. German is known for using found objects to create highly embellished sculptures known as Power Figures, recently on display in the lobby of 45 Rockefeller Plaza. These Power Figures deal with issues of injustice, violence, and identity. Join us as we visit German in her studio to discuss her recent work, including the new mixed media assemblage Can I Love You Without Capitalism? How? (2019). Museum Art Committee member and collector Jonathan Simon will serve as moderator.
MAM Conversations presented by the Babson Lecture Series will take place on Thursdays at 6 p.m. from June 11 through August 28 via Zoom Webinars. Closed captioning is provided. For more information, contact Alison Van Denend, Assistant Curator, at email@example.com
This series is funded, in part, by a generous perpetual gift from the Julia Norton Babson Memorial Fund.
Photo: Vanessa German in Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, 2016. Photo: Allen Phillips / Wadsworth Atheneum.
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