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Artist Talk: Pope.L at Museum Brandhorst

April 18, 2023 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Museum Brandhorst

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Pope.L (*1955) is a Chicago-based visual artist and educator whose multidisciplinary practice uses binaries, contraries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create art works in various formats, for example, writing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting arduous, provocative, absurdist performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same social, formal and performative strategies to his interests in language, system, gender, race and community. The goals for his work are several: joy, money and uncertainty— not necessarily in that order.

Pope.L will give a talk, with caveats, that will begin with the “Skin Set Project” which was started in 1990.

The talk takes place in the context of the current exhibition “From Andy Warhol to Kara Walker. Scenes from the Collection,” which dedicates a separate room to the artist. Installations, paintings as well as documentations and props of his performances offer an insight into the last 30 years of his work.

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