Studio Creations, Experiments On Public Space

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Dallas Museum of Art says
You are a monument
He/She/It is a monument
We are a monument
You are a monument
They are a monument

Event time: Saturday-Sunday, March 28 & 29 and April 4 & 5
Drop in 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Meet in Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections, DMA

Join guest artist Giovanni Valderas for this special Studio Creations program as part of Experiments on Public Space (EPS) where we will work collaboratively to build a temporary monument for the Museum recognizing and celebrating the Latino community of Dallas. Participants will use piñata-making techniques to create the building blocs for the monument, which will take the shape of a Roman arch and will be installed in the Ross Plaza entrance of the DMA on Late Night, Friday, April 17.
All ages are welcome. FREE.

Experiments on Public Space (EPS) at the DMA is a project led by British artist Eliel Jones that aims to exemplify and animate what it means to be a public museum in the 21s century. The project launched during the February DMA Late Night with Gesture — Tribute to Tania Bruguera, an unannounced performance that placed Museum visitors in crowd control situations as a political gesture on “publicness”. The second program, Alternative Signage, took place during March’s Late Night. The program, which was the result of a collaboration with the DMA/Perot Museum of History and Science Teen Advisory Council (T.A.C.), was also a performance piece where Jones and a group from the T.A.C. intervened in Museum spaces by installing alternative signs that seek to provoke thought and discussion amongst visitors. I am a Monument… will be the third of four programs which constitute EPS. The results of these “experiments” will be on display at the Center for Creative Connections, beginning on April 17th, 2015.

About Giovanni Valderas: Valderas graduated in 2012 from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas with an MFA in Drawing & Painting. His latest work—“Cultural Constructs”—reinterprets objects from popular culture through a process of concealment and transformation, thereby providing them with alternative identities. He currently sits as the Vice Chair for the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Dallas while serving as Gallery Director at Mountain View College.
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By: Dallas Museum of Art

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