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Ben Tecumseh DeSoto Understanding Poverty
Curated by Clint Willour
Friday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
DiverseWorks Main Gallery
Houston-based photojournalist Ben Tecumseh DeSoto opens the 2008-2009 DiverseWorks season with a multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the devastating impact of poverty in America. Understanding Poverty encompasses a 20-year investigation into life on the streets that began with DeSoto´s 1988 encounter with two homeless Houstonians, Ben White and Judy Pruitt, while on assignment with the Houston Chronicle.
Lawndale Art Center's 21st Annual
Día de los Muertos
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Lawndale Art Center will celebrate Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with our annual series of programs including a Retablo Silent Auction/Gala on Thursday, October 23, 2008.
Lawndale invites artists to create a retablo or ex-voto inspired work for the auction using a small sheet of metal or “tin”, that is provided by and can be picked up at Lawndale Art Center. Tins are limited to one sheet per artist and are issued on a first come, first served basis.
TINS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
Please pick up your tin during normal business hours:
Monday - Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 12pm to 5pm
Submission deadline is Thursday, October 9, 2008
There is no entry fee. Entry rules and forms are available at Lawndale or click here to download the entry form.
EMV: I saw you walking around La Tuna inside a mirrored box. it’s a playful and striking piece that seems half architecture and half Dadaist costume. Why did you make this piece and how is it connected to your ongoing work?
KP: I have been interested in the re-emergence of the Islamic headscarf by second generation Americans and Europeans as a way of asserting a religious identity, especially since a lot of their moms don’t wear them. How much of it is simply rebelling against parents, a new identity, or is it the same impetus that makes teens still wear the black trenchcoat after Columbine (oooooh an arab, scary)?
I know it is also a profound religious resurgence for many, but I’m sure there is a mixture going on- then I extended it to the burqa. And thought, what if I made a burqa that had the opposite effect from wearing one would in San Antonio today- one that actually made the woman wearing it become a reflection of everything- so that it fits in everywhere and everyone loves the wearer because it reflects the viewer?
But i didnt make a flowing burqa because thats diadactic and not funny. So i made a box, then it looked like a disco-ball-duck-blind-confessional, so i called it “Blind for Everything.” Then it had a sort of cool wordplay, you know: blind, camouflage, another piece about how we build ourselves by making choices out of what we see.