Please join us for a special lecture at the Larcom Theater by acclaimed artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Montserrat College of Art's 2017 Commencement Speaker.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons uses metaphor, memory, and symbolism to address issues such as home, immigration and identity. At a time when the political climate regarding Cuba is rapidly changing and unstable, Campos-Pons' evocatively tells the stories of her own life in order to comment on the collective experience of her fellow Cubans. In doing so, she addresses the complex ways that history affects the present moment. It is not always clear what is happening in the images, but the elements of entrapment, confusion, and mystery are present in many works. This state of uncertainty and ambiguity is passed onto the viewer who is asked to wonder what the images are about, what they mean, and use their imagination. Campos-Pons' images powerfully visualize the human condition and do so through visual poetry.
Biography: María Magdalena Campos-Pons, b.1959, is a Cuban-born artist based in Boston. Campos-Pons works primarily in photography, performance, audiovisual media, and sculpture. She is considered a "key figure" among Cuban artists who found their voice in a post-revolutionary Cuba.
The lecture is free but advance registration is required for planning purposes.