Artist Talk and Opening Reception
Fri, Jan 27, 4:30pm-7pm
Currently is a participatory exhibition organized by artist Mark Menjívar that looks deeply at capital punishment in the United States. Through maps, signs, collaborative timelines, a reading table and spaces for imagination, visitors are invited to reflect on the complicated nature of state-sanctioned violence. Visitors will be invited to participate in ongoing collective research and leave reflections directly on the gallery walls, which will then become a publication at the close of the exhibition.
Each Year I Wait and Watch
Mark Menjivar and Matt O’Hare
Wed, Feb 22, 12pm VCAM Lounge
In collaboration with artist Mark Menjivar, composer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Studies Matt O’Hare will perform an improvised set combining modular synthesizer with the amplified sound of an atomic clock. The performance is in response to Menjívar’s piece “Each year I wait and watch for the goldfinches to visit,” now on display as part of Currently at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.
Wed, Mar 1, 4:30pm Founders Hall Steps
Please join Mark Menjívar, Lindsay Reckon, and Rickey Cummings as they mark the closing of the exhibition Currently by ringing the Founders Bell 191 times: once for each of the 190 people thus far exonerated from death row-in celebration of their freedom-and once more as a call, an appeal to abolitionist futures.