About The Event
Lecture by the visual artist on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, María Magdelena Campos-Pons: Behold. Introduced by David Antonio Cruz, Visual Arts.
“María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is a monographic exhibition of a visionary voice in photography, immersive installation, painting, and performance. Spanning nearly four decades of visually engaging artworks, the exhibition explores Campos-Pons’s prescient and sensorial work — transporting viewers across geographies, mediums, and spiritual practices. In her explorations of migration, diaspora, and memory, Campos-Pons draws from her family story to examine the global histories of enslavement, indentured labor, motherhood, and migration.
“The first multimedia survey of the artist’s work since 2007, Behold highlights the artist’s dedication to creating new modes of understanding, as well as her engagement with interconnected historical and present-day challenges. These themes are examined through Campos-Pons’s performance-based practice and centuring of Yoruba-derived Santería symbolism, as well as her work with communities in Boston, Cuba, Italy, and Nashville (her current residence).”
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Image: The Calling, María Magdalena Campos-Pons (born Matanzas, Cuba, 1959), Diptych of Polaroid Polacolor Pro photographs, 2003 / courtesy of María Magdalena Campos-Pons