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Performance with Charlotte Law & Beatriz Escobar – MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM
November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Mills College Art Museum and Mills Performing Arts present a very special performance inside the museum gallery. British interdisciplinary artist Charlotte Law and artist Beatriz Escobar will activate artist-in-residence Ranu Mukherjee’s marley dancefloor installation with music and movement, inviting the audience into a visceral and lyrical experience. A Q&A with Mukherjee, Law, and Escobar will follow the performance.
Presented in conjunction with Mills College Art Museum’s Art+Process+Ideas: Liat Berdugo, Heesoo Kwon, Ranu Mukherjee, on view September 19 – December 3, 2023.
Unable to attend in person? The event will be live streamed by Mills Performing Arts. Registration required.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
BEATRIZ ESCOBAR works with participatory art projects, relational objects, and the body, engaging decolonial imaginaries and examining the experience of otherness. Originally from São Paulo, Brasil, she is interested in the tensions arising from the consumption of tropical resources, culture, and bodies by The Global North and is constantly entangling herself and the audience in constructed and shifting power dynamics. She is a co-founder of the useless initiatives collective (2018 – 2022) and of Ecotones, a platform for site-specific work in natural landscapes by artists of color. Her individual and collaborative works have been shown and performed at Southern Exposure, CounterPulse, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 18th Street Arts Center (Los Angeles), and Pulitzer Arts Foundation (MO). She has led talks and workshops at the Queens Museum and Stanford University. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts, was a 2018 Creative Dissent Fellow at YBCA, a recipient of CCA Impact Awards for her project Amazonas Riverine Program, and a 2019 Community Engagement Fellow at Destiny Arts. She has been an Artist in Residence at Monson Arts (ME) and an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts.
CHARLOTTE LAW (she/they, b. 1980) is a British interdisciplinary artist whose work invites the audience into a visceral and lyrical experience of the elemental and more than human. Influenced by metallurgy, rituals, games of chance, deep listening and durational immersion, their practice reaches lovingly towards uncertainty. Having worked in fashion before completing an Art and Science Masters from Central Saint Martins, London, their work spans live art, sound and improvisational performance, moving image, textiles, ceramics, and text. Work has been presented across galleries and festivals in the UK and internationally, including MoMA PS1, NYC, Performance Space, London, Cafe Oto, London, Supersonic Festival, UK, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal, and Transmedial Festival, Berlin, Germany, and aired on stations such as Radiophrenia, Radia, and BBC3’s Late Junction.
RANU MUKHERJEE’S collage-based paintings and film installations cultivate ecological, somatic, feminist and multidimensional perspectives on time, energy and power emerging from ruptured colonial legacies. Solo exhibitions and commissioned projects have been presented by 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Pennsylvania College of Art and Design; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Singapore Biennale 2022; Karachi Biennale 2019; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; de young Museum, the JP Morgan Chase Collection, New York; the Kadist Foundation; the Oakland Museum of California; the San Jose Museum of Art and San Francisco Arts Commission, among others. In 2021, Gallery Wendi Norris released Shadowtime, a major monograph on Mukherjee’s work over the past decade.