Art Talk & Workshop: barquitos de papel and other stories
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
March 6, 2010 at 4 p.m.
Join artist Muriel Hasbun and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) on March 6th at 4: PM at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary for an Art Talk & Workshop. In conjunction with her opening exhibition at The MAC, “Muriel Hasbun : barquitos de papel and other stories, Hasbun and the MAC invite all participants to bring photocopies of family photos, letters from home, documents and other memorabilia to make paper boats to add to the installation and to the artist’s growing collective archive.
Muriel Hasbun began the barquitos de papel collective archive as a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador in 2006. By using the imagery of folded paper origami boats as part of barquitos de papel / paper boats, Hasbun creates an interactive space and a metaphor for cultural and personal exchange.
After the workshop, participants are invited to stay and join The MAC at the opening reception for all three exhibitions, Sandow Birk: “Depravities of War” in the MAC’s Large Gallery,Muriel Hasbun: “barquitos de papel and other stories” in the Square Gallery, Sirajski and Jessica Benjamin: “of Wrath and Proxy Wars” in the MAC’s New Works Space, all on view from March 6 through April 3.
Muriel Hasbun has exhibited her photo-based work at the American University Museum (2008), NYU’s Hemispheric Institute’s “Encuentro” at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires (2007); the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego (2007); Houston’s FotoFest (2006), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2004); the 50th Venice Biennale (2003); the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City (1999); and at the 29ème Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles (1998). Her photographs are in numerous private and public collections, including the Art Museum of the Americas, Lehigh University,the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Hasbun is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C.
About the MAC
Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.
Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.