Performance With Wanda Raimundi Ortiz At Knowles Chapel

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Performance With Wanda Raimundi Ortiz At Knowles Chapel
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Join us for the premiere performance of Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz's "Pietà."

Artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz shares "In this latest iteration of my Reinas/Queens series, which are anchored in trauma and anxiety, I will investigate the fear of losing a child to violence/intolerance. I find myself fearing the inherent injustices brown children will endure based on their skin, and grieve for mothers of fallen children. Inspired by Michelangelo's, "Pietà" I will create a live performance portrait for which I sit and cradle 33 young people of color, the same age as Jesus at the time of his execution."

The durational performance at Knowles Chapel will be accompanied by a brochure featuring Raimundi-Ortiz's sketches and written pieces by Rollins College Professor of History, Julian Chambliss, Curator Amy Galpin, and Fred Hicks Fellow Sarah Castro. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz's work has been widely exhibited and was featured in the museum's Summer 2016 exhibition Displacement: Symbols and Journeys.

The performance, which includes music from Stereo 77, is just over 1.5 hours. It is a living piece, not an experience with a beginning, middle, and end. As a viewer you may sit for the duration of the piece or move closer to view the performance from different angles.

Sponsored by Gladdening Light and the Rollins College Diversity Council.

Free Admission and open to the Community. Please share this event with your friends, family, and colleagues!

Knowles Chapel is located on the Rollins College campus. No reservations or tickets are required for this event. Free parking is available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub.

The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions. The museum has extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
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