Artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz shares "In this latest iteration of my Reinas/Queens series, which are anchored in trauma and anxiety, I will investigate the fear of losing a child to violence/intolerance. I find myself fearing the inherent injustices brown children  will endure based on their skin, and grieve for mothers of fallen children. Inspired by Michelangelo's, PietàI will create a live performance portrait for which I sit and cradle 33 young people of color, the same age as Jesus at the time of his execution."

The durational performance at Knowles Chapel, Rollins College will be accompanied by a brochure featuring Raimundi-Ortiz's sketches and written pieces by Rollins College Professor of History, Julian Chambliss, Curator Amy Galpin, and Fred Hicks Fellow Sarah Castro.

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz's work  has been widely exhibited and was featured in CFAM's Summer 2016 exhibition Displacement: Symbols and Journeys. This is the premiere     performance of Pietà, which will be performed next at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

This performance is sponsored by Gladdening Light, the Rollins College Diversity Council, and the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist Fund.

 

 

When

Tuesday, March 21st 2017 at 6:00 PM

to Tuesday, March 21st 2017 at 7:30 PM

Where

Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College

1000 Holt Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789