Enjoy a complimentary cup of La Colombe coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.
Roksana Filipowska, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, leads a conversation about plasticity and synesthesia prompted by the ICA exhibition Easternsports by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson. Full of references to popular culture, cinema, and literature, Easternsports stages existential questions through an intimate interaction with brightly colored plastic objects. How is our experience of images mediated by plastic? How is virtual plasticity related to material reality?
Roksana Filipowska is a third year PhD student in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is writing a dissertation on the use of postwar plastic and the relationship between formulations of plasticity, materiality, and virtuality in the work of 1960s artists. Her ongoing research interests include abstraction, sound art, and the militarization of everyday life.
Coffee & Conversation