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A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall / Una Oscura y Escandalosa Caìda de Piedras: Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta

  • Mexican Cultural Istitute 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Join curator Laura Roulet and featured artist Barbara Liotta on a tour of "A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall", an exhibition that connects two women sculptors from both sides of the Mexican-United States border in a collaborative installation. The title is drawn from the poem “Dry Rain” by Mexican poet Pedro Serrano, which begins: “At times the poem is a collapse/ a slow and painful landslide/ a dark and scandalous rockfall.” Given the painful and precarious state of U.S.-Mexican relations, this exhibition presents a healing gesture, recognizing the history that our cultures share.

The central element is a gallery-length, collaborative sculpture, constructed entirely of locally-sourced stone with Perla Krauze’s black slate hugging the floor and Barbara Liotta’s jagged rock suspended in the air. Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta are both inspired by Minimalism, Land and environmental art of the 1970s. They also share a Jewish heritage, though the vagaries of the Eastern European Jewish diaspora meant that Krauze would be born in Mexico City and Liotta would grow up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Krauze currently lives and works in Mexico City. Liotta lives and works in Washington D.C.

This exhibition is curated by Laura Roulet. Tour includes the public rooms at the Institute. Wine and snacks will be served.

Fees: $5 members, $8 guests.

Earlier Event: February 13
State of Art4 / DC: A Conversation