Nov 9, 2014, 2PM

Coffee & Conversation


Nicole Eisenman, *Hamlet* (2007)

Nicole Eisenman, Hamlet, 2007, oil on canvas, 82 x 65 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Karin and Peter Haas, Zurich.

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.

Natessa Amin, PennDesign MFA candidate, leads a conversation that focuses on the tactical uses of wit and visual puns in Nicole Eisenman’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Prompted by the ICA exhibition Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013, the discussion will investigate the strategic role of humor in Eisenman’s work as a connecting force between narratives and themes as widely varied as “passed out frat brothers” and our current political climate. How does Eisenman translate stories ranging from the autobiographical to the art historical by painting with playful and witty gestures?

This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Natessa Amin, graduate student lecturer (2014)

Natessa Amin

Natessa Amin is a second year MFA candidate with focus in Painting at the University of Pennsylvania. Natessa holds a BFA from Boston University and is a co-founder of the Philadelphia artist-run space called Fjord. Referencing direct experiences and working in a variety of materials, Natessa’s work investigates the synthesis of disparate cultures and her interest in hybrid forms.
Coffee & Conversation