Mar 23, 2014, 2PM

Coffee & Conversation

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Ruffneck Constructivists: Dineo Seshee Bopape, installation view

Dineo Seshee Bopape, But That is Not the Important Part of the Story, 2013, mixed media, Ruffneck Constructivists, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Photo: Aaron Igler/Greenhouse Media.

Ruffneck Constructivist Spaces, Places, and Non-Places

Enjoy a complimentary cup of La Colombe coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD candidate, Anastasia Amrhein, for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Ruffneck Constructivists. Geographers, anthropologists, and art historians alike have struggled to define how everyday actions and interventions by artists transform both the built and natural environment. This discussion will focus on a consideration of “Ruffneck Constructivist” spaces, specifically how they come to be and how we might begin to define them.
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Anastasia Amrhein

Anastasia Amrhein is a third-year PhD candidate in the History of Art Department. She holds an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago. Before coming to study at Penn, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though her focus is on ancient Near Eastern art, she is interested in broader questions of how images function in societies and how humans past and present interact with media.
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