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Monday, March 12, 2018

WASHINGTON DC | Curator and Artist-led Tour: A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall / Una Oscura y Escalandosa CaĆ­da de Piedras: Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta

Start Date: 3/12/2018 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/12/2018 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Mexican Cultural Institute

2829 16th Street NW
Washington, DC  United States  20009

Organization Name: ArtTable DC

Martha Ball
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13

Members | $5
Guests | $8


Join ArtTable DC, curator Laura Roulet and featured artist Barbara Liotta on a tour of an exhibition that connects two women sculptors from both sides of the Mexico-United States border in a collaborative installation.

The title is drawn from the poem “Dry Rain” by Mexican poet Pedro Serrano, which begins: “At times the poem is a collapse/ a slow and painful landslide/ a dark and scandalous rockfall.” Given the tenuous state of US-Mexico relations, this exhibition offers a healing gesture, recognizing the history that our cultures share. The central element is a gallery-length, collaborative sculpture, constructed entirely of locally-sourced stone with Perla Krauze’s black slate hugging the floor and Barbara Liotta’s jagged rock suspended in the air. Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta are both inspired by minimalism and environmental art of the 1970s. The artists also are connected by their Eastern European Jewish heritage.  Krauze currently lives and works in Mexico City. Liotta lives and works in Washington, DC.

Tour includes the public rooms at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Wine and snacks will be served.

Nearest Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station. Street parking.

Barbara Liotta, "Next Square Chorus", (2017)?

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ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.

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Closed: 3/13/2018 6:45 PM

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