Apr 13, 2014, 2PM

Coffee & Conversation


Ruffneck Constructivists: Lior Shvil performance

Lior Shvil, Operation Oz Belev-Yam, 2011, Ruffneck Constructivists, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the artist and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Photo: Aaron Igler/Greenhouse Media.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of La Colombe coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD candidate Mashinka Firunts for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Ruffneck Constructivists.

In the exhibition materials accompanying Ruffneck Constructivists, curator and artist Kara Walker notes the dearth of critical texts that map the affinities between F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto and the Notorious B.I.G.’s Ten Crack Commandments. This conversation takes Walker’s prompt seriously as both a way to imagine the connections between these two provocateurs and as a point of entry into the exhibition.
Coffee & Conversation: Mashinka Firunts portrait

Mashinka Firunts

Mashinka Firunts is a second year PhD student in the History of Art Department. She holds an MA in Modern Art and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. She is also a member of the performance group Research Service, with which she’s recently presented at the Drawing Center and Moore College of Art and Design.
Ruffneck ConstructivistsCoffee & Conversation