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Bari Ziperstein Artist Talk

Date Thursday, February 8, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.
FeaturingBari Ziperstein
Location Eastlund Room (CLC Level 2) - View maps and directions

Event Description

The new works in this installation explore Ziperstein's ideas of gender and control through references to historic Soviet Union and USA propaganda from the Wende Museum (Culver City, CA), a repository of Cold War artifacts. She particularly highlights the unseemly indicators of pictured ladies such as long, painted nails, fishnet stockings, garish makeup, and mussed hair. For this reason, the work serves as a symbolic touchstone of the installation and the consistent societal desire to prescribe expectations of womens' bodies and minds. Ziperstein's installation asks the viewer to consider if these expectations are indeed a fair trade.

Following this talk, you're invited to a reception with the artist in the Olson Gallery.


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