María Magdalena Campos-Pons

February 7, 2017

May 18, 6:30pm

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ Work Songs of Freedom, triptych, 2013, C-print, 28.5 x 25 inches, edition of 5

Public Artist Talk – María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St, Beverly, MA

This event is free, but registration is required by contacting [email protected]

María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ work covers an extended range of visual language investigations. Campos-Pons’ work emerges from the early 1980’s focus on painting and the discussion of sexuality in the crossroads of Cuban mixed cultural heritage to incisive questioning, critique and insertion of the black body in the contemporary narratives of the present. Installation art, performative photography and cultural activism define the core of Campos-Pons’ practice of the last two decades. A cross collaboration with musician composer and husband, Neil Leonard, that started in 1988, has complemented and enriched the scope of Campos-Pons’ work. Together they founded GASP, a lab and studio for the 21st century.

Campos-Pons has lectured and exhibited internationally, from MoMA to the Venice Biennale. A 20-year retrospective of Campos-Pons’ work, Everything is Separated by Water: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, opened in Indianapolis in 2006. Her recent solo exhibition, Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons opened in January 2016 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.