Artist Conversation: Donna Huanca with Jazmina Figueroa
Please join us within Donna Huanca: MAGMA SLIT for a conversation featuring Huanca and writer Jazmina Figueroa. Much of the writing on Huanca’s practice focuses on her metal collage sculptures and large-scale paintings, often emphasizing the  visual elements of her work, including her gestural and destabilizing lines. Figueroa’s perspective underscores how Huanca’s installation performances, which are essential to her practice, operate beyond the gaze; in using sound as a component, for instance, they provoke multi-sensory responses that are generative, embodied, and entangled.

Figueroa will speak with Huanca about the role chaos plays in the artist’s work. The two will reflect specifically on otherness, nomadism, embodiment, and aesthetic vibrancy, as well as the found materials Huanca pieces together by hand. Central topics will include the spiritual energy of the Andean region that Huanca often references and how she engages temporal fluidity as a way to reject feminine objecthood.


Free. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Doors open at 5:45 PM.

General Admission
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