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CU Pop-Up Event @ Brooklyn Museum


Curator Catherine Morris discussing art by Eva Hesse (A'57, Dec.)

Alumni attended Target Free First Saturday on December 3 at the Brooklyn Museum for three shows featuring alumni. Curator Catherine Morris gave a talk on the late Eva Hesse (A'57), the focus of Eva Hesse Spectres 1960. The exhibit presents for the first time a group of nineteen oil paintings created by Hesse when she was just twenty-four years old.


Lan Tuazon (A'99) speaking at the Brooklyn Museum

This was followed by a tour and talk by Lan Tuazon (A'99), who discussed her solo show, On the Wrong Side of History, which investigates the possibility of finding new meanings in the museum's collection. Tuazon's practice addresses the order and placement of objects within architectural environments. For this exhibit, she created a site-specific monument composed of empty display cases. She is also exhibiting ink drawings and a group of six miniature sculptures, installed in the Brooklyn Museum's galleries of ancient Egyptian art.


Lan Tuazon (A'99) in the Ancient Egyptian galleries

Tuazon's exhibit is part of the Raw/Cooked year-long series of exhibits by five emerging Brooklyn artists. Alumni were encouraged to explore the museum, especially reORDER, an installation in the first floor atrium by Situ Studio (Sigfus Breidfjörd (AR’05), Basar Girit (AR’05), Aleksey Lukyanov (AR’05), Wes Rozen (AR’05) and Bradley Samuels (AR’05)).

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