Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Liz Cohen’s artistic practice is rooted in both photography and performance, and she is perhaps best known for her immersive, ten-year project BODYWORK, which explored low-rider and custom car culture. This exhibition launches a new body of work that draws from her continued interest in exhibitionism, subcultures, and acts of belonging. Her point of departure is an ongoing collaborative research project with a self-described eunuch, who has undergone radical surgical transformations. Cohen will utilize classic documentary tools—interviews, photographs, and video—that will then be drastically altered into textile, sculptural, and image-based forms. Liz Cohen has been the Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Photography Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art since 2008.
LIZ COHEN, ERIC CROSLEY, & THE POLITICS OF THE SELF
February 28, 2016 4:00pm
Liz Cohen, Artist-in-Residence and Head of Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Eric Crosley, Artist and Poet
Please join us for a special lecture by Liz Cohen, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Photography Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a poetry reading by Eric Crosley, the motivation for her current exhibition, Him, currently on display at Cranbrook Art Museum. Cohen’s work and Crosley’s writing wrestle with the labor of everyday existence and defining “self” as a constantly shifting narrative.
This exhibition is made possible with the support of Gretchen and Ethan Davidson.
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