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Grimanesa Amorós at Washington University St. Louis

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Grimanesa Amorós, an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research, and critical theory, will deliver the keynote lecture for Papers! Please!, the 2013 Annual Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH) Conference. Her lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6p, with the conference’s welcome ceremony and reception beginning at 5p.

Through her art, Amorós conveys an ephemeral wonder, entrancing viewers from all different backgrounds and communities to become agents of empowerment. She makes use of sculpture, video, and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. Light is one of Amorós’ primary materials because it creates presence without physicality. She is always looking for the instance when light, in its changing forms, makes us contemplate and experience an ordinary circumstance in a different way.

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