Graduate Lecture Series
Jorge Fernández Torres: "The Habana Bienal"
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 4:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
A change has occured to this event: the September 9 guest will now be Tony Labat.
Tony Labat was born in Havana, Cuba, and received his BFA (1978) and his MFA (1980) from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he has taught since 1985 and is currently Director of the MFA Program. Labat has developed a body of work in performance, video, sculpture, and installation that investigates the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media. He has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years and received numerous awards and grants.
“Labat (along with Chris Burden and Dan Graham, Lucille Ball and Ann Magnuson, Richard Pryor and Johnny Knoxville) should be a key figure in any history of artists using action to negotiate the role of media in constructing the various, often ephemeral, aesthetic, sexual, and political narratives producing and produced by bodies or their absence.” -Bruce Hainley, Artforum, January 2006