Monday, February 19, 2007
"Everything is Separated by Water"
"Regalos/Gifts: a Public Performance" is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday (24 February) in the Pulliam Great Hall of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis.
A notice from the IMA says, "A regalo is a gift, a gesture that extends the self into another as a way to communicate. In this performance, the artist's body forms a bridge, an informational memory line, to the audience."
The artist giving the performance is María Magdalena Campos-Pons, whose work is featured in IMA's special exhibition, "Everything Is Separated by Water", open Sunday (25 February) through 3 June.
The IMA notes, "As the first in-depth exhibition of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, one of the most important Cuban artists working today, this show features 34 major works including paintings, sculptures, new media installations, and large-format Polaroid photographs that the artist produced since leaving Cuba in 1990. Campos-Pons re-assembles fragments and symbols of personal and collective memories in order to grapple with her imagined displacement from Africa, her actual exile from Cuba, and her experience as a black Cuban woman living in North America."
The exhibit was organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art with support in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Admission to the special exhibit is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (65 and over); $6 for children ages 7-17 and college students with valid ID, and free for children six and under and IMA members.
Saturday's performance, however, is open to the public at no charge.