Organized by Chicano Studies Research Center and Sponsored by the Art + Activism Lecture Series
Location: Broad Art Center, EDA, Room 1250
During his fifty-year career, Raphael Montañez Ortiz has created mixed-media ritual performances and installations for museums and galleries in Europe and Canada and throughout the United States, including MOCA, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum. "Primal Scream" includes two of the artist's signature pieces: a Piano Destruction and a Paper Bag concert. A central figure in the Destructivism movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Mr. Ortiz began experimenting with digital media in the 1980s, and recent works include digital paintings. He is on the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Joining the artist is Monique Ortiz-Arndt, an artist and dancer who has been performing with Mr. Ortiz for fifteen years.