New Art Dealers Alliance
December 2, 2020, 3pm
Karen Finley, Speaking Up & Out
Online
Karen Finley, photo by Dona Ann McAdams; Rachel Mason photo by Michael Poehlman

Karen Finley, photo by Dona Ann McAdams; Rachel Mason photo by Michael Poehlman

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Join renowned performance artist Karen Finley for a reading and conversation with Rachel Mason, director of the documentary Circus of Books. Finley will give a short dramatic reading from her book Grabbing Pussy and will discuss her role of the artist as historical recorder and how her practice is part of a tradition of the artist representing society, policy and the marginalized. Finley will discuss the context of her recent visual work of overlaying text as a space of resistance—a response to the constant bombardment of words as lies, cruelties and misinformation—and how poetics are able to subvert and escape with imagination and purpose.