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Nov 15, 2015, 2PM

Coffee & Conversation: The Everyday Prosthetic


Josephine Pryde, *Gift For Me, Simon Lee Gallery Christmas 2013 (1)* (2013)

Josephine Pryde, Gift For Me, Simon Lee Gallery Christmas 2013 (1), 2015, giclée print, 23 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; Simon Lee Gallery, London; and Galerie Neu, Berlin.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn graduate students for intimate conversations inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.

chukwumaa, Penn MFA candidate, leads a conversation on the device, object, and touch. Prompted by the ICA exhibition lapses in Thinking By the person i Am, participants will discuss the self-reflexive, haptic, and prosthetic implications of artist Josephine Pryde’s photos and sculpture. Through a close consideration of Pryde’s work we will ask how tools can function as both an endpoint and extension of the human gesture and what can be parsed from a close reading of the way we interact with consumer objects on both a physical and psychological level.
chukwumaa, PennDesign MFA lecturer (2015)

Portrait: chukwumaa. Photo: Joshua Yospyn.

chukwumaa is a second year MFA candidate in Interdisciplinary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, chukwumaa’s work takes the form of sound, performance, found/soft sculpture, and other media experiments. chukwumaa holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has exhibited his work at numerous venues including The Print Shop at MoMA PS1; The Kitchen, New York; and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.