Saturday, 11 November 2017 // 1:30-4PM

Join the Armory Center for the Arts as Los Angeles-based performance and installation artist Artemisa Clark reinterprets Ema Villanueva's provocative Mexico City street actions from the early 21st century.

La clase de dibujo libre/Free Drawing Class was a series of life drawing classes in public plazas. During these performances, Villanueva posed as the nude model while simultaneously engaging in discussions with attendees about contemporary issues such as feminism and social justice—using the objectification of her own body as a means to bring attention to pressing topics of the day.

Artemisa Clark's reperformance will consider Villanueva's prior actions and offer another interpretation of the traditional role of "the model." This Armory exhibitions event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the Armory's main studio in conjunction with our regularly scheduled adult life drawing class, instructed by Andrew K. Currey. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own drawing supplies.
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103
information [at] armoryarts [dot] org

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Artemisa Clark is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Ema Villanueva, La clase de dibujo libre (Free Drawing Class) detail, 2000-2004.

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