Monika Weiss, “Performing the Drawing”
A lecture by artist Monika Weiss on the nature of drawing as a performative language sited within the space of historical memory and contemporary urban landscape.
The transdisciplinary work of Monika Weiss examines relationships between body and history, and evokes ancient rituals of lamentation as traditionally performed in response to war. Her current work considers aspects of public memory and amnesia as reflected within the physical and political space of a City. In 2005 Lehman College Art Gallery (CUNY) organized a retrospective of the artist’s work, Monika Weiss-Five Rivers. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2010), and Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Chile (December 13, 2012 – April 7, 2013). Weiss’ writings have appeared in numerous publications including New Realities: Being Syncretic (Springer, Wien/New York) and Technoetic Arts (Intellect, London). The artist divides her time between New York City and St. Louis, where she is a faculty member at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University.
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