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Arrested Welcome virtual launch event with Irina Aristarkhova

Arrested Welcome virtual launch event with Irina Aristarkhova

Monday, June 29, 2020, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Calendar: Stamps Events

Stamps Gallery and Minnesota University Press co-host a virtual book launch event with Irina Aristarkhova on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 10.30am–12pm EST in celebration of Aristarkhova’s new book, Arrested Welcome: Hospitality in Contemporary Art. For this event, Aristarkhova will be joined in conversation by artists Ana Prvački, Faith Wilding, Lee Mingwei, Kathy High, Mithu Sen, and Ken Aptekar.

Access the event via Zoom at:
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Amid xenophobic challenges to America’s core value of welcoming the tired and the poor, Irina Aristarkhova calls for new forms of hospitality in her engagement with the works of eight international artists. The first monograph on hospitality in contemporary art, Arrested Welcome blends feminist analysis with in-depth case studies and asks who, how, and what determines who is worthy of our welcome.

“A thought-provoking and accessible analysis of the ways that contemporary performance and exhibition artists address a theme of great contemporary importance: hospitality. Linking that theme to a cluster of related issues—fear, courtesy and etiquette, the act of waiting, the act of welcoming—Arrested Welcome offers a series of engaging examples of ways that artists can stimulate personal reflection and political engagement without being didactic or preachy.” —Susan Merrill Squier, author of Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawings as Metaphor

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