Opening Reception & Conversation Can a Sculpture Feel Pain?: Strategies for Making Art in Contested Spaces
Columbus’s 1492 voyage to what became the "New World” coincided with the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain, setting off successive waves of mass migration that forever transformed the food, land, and peoples both East and West of Eden. Recess Session artist Jean-Marc Superville Sovak will host a conversation with Samah Hijawi, a Brussels-based artist and researcher, and Noa Charuvi, a New York-based painter. All three share an interest in aesthetic responses to ideologically & physically contested spaces and how they can be a foundation for collective cultural reflection and acts of resistance.