Apr 6, 2014, 2PM

Coffee & Conversation


Ruffneck Installation View #11

Ruffneck Constructivists, installation view, 2014, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Enjoy a cup of La Colombe coffee and join PennDesign MFA candidate Natessa Amin for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Ruffneck Constructivists.

In Kara Walker’s curatorial statement she discusses how the artists in her exhibition are “defiant shapers of environments.” Taking inspiration from Walker’s quote, the conversation will consider the prevalence of artist-run galleries in Philadelphia as well as the questions they raise about reclamation and gentrification.
Coffee & Conversation: Natessa Amin (lecturer portrait)

Natessa Amin

Natessa Amin is a first year MFA Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving a BFA in Painting from Boston University, Natessa moved to Philadelphia in 2012 to co-found Fjord, an artist-run studio and gallery space. Natessa works between painting, sculpture, and video in order to create hybrid forms that reference autobiographical narratives. In addition to being a Graduate Lecturer at ICA, Natessa is also a teaching assistant in the Undergraduate Fine Arts Department.
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