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CANCELED: Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez

Liminal Practice(s)

Williams Hernandez

Thursday, February 13, 2020
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

The Amanda Williams and Andres L. Her­nan­dez pre­sen­ta­tion sched­uled for Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 13, 2020 has been can­celed due to flight delays.

A visual artist who trained as an archi­tect, Amanda Williams’ prac­tice blurs dis­ci­pli­nary dis­tinc­tions. She employs color as a way to draw atten­tion to the polit­i­cal com­plex­i­ties of race, place, and value in cities and raises ques­tions about the state of urban space in Amer­ica. She has exhib­ited widely, includ­ing a solo exhi­bi­tion at the Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Chicago, the Art Insti­tute of Chicago, and the Pulitzer Arts Foun­da­tion in St. Louis. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Andres L. Her­nan­dez, an artist-designer-edu­ca­tor based in Chicago, and artist Shani Crowe, Williams installed Thri­val Geo­gra­phies (In My Mind I See a Line) at the U.S. Pavil­ion in the 2018 Venice Archi­tec­ture Biennale.

Andres L. Her­nan­dez re-imag­ines the envi­ron­ments we inhabit, and explores the poten­tial of spaces for pub­lic dia­logue and social action. Her­nan­dez is co-founder of the Revival Arts Col­lec­tive, and founder and direc­tor of the Urban Vacancy Research Ini­tia­tive. With Williams, he is a mem­ber of the design team for the Museum of the Barack Obama Pres­i­den­tial Cen­ter in Chicago.

Co-pre­sented with the Taub­man Col­lege of Archi­tec­ture and Urban Planning.