World-Renowned Mexican Artist coming to Portland
Posted by Christine Weber
The Portland Women in Arts Lecture Series (PWALS) Committee is honored to bring the artist Mónica Mayer to Portland in November. Mayer is renowned for pioneering feminist projects such as El tendedero (The Clothesline), which has been recreated repeatedly since its first iteration in Mexico City in 1978 proving the continued relevance of the social issues she engages.
Her work has been shown internationally for decades, notably in historic survey exhibitions such as “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” and “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985.” Her visit from Mexico City represents a rare opportunity for students and faculty to interact with a world-renowned, dedicated, and highly influential artist-activist.
Centerpiece events with Mayer are a free public lecture on November 7th, 7 pm, at PSU’s Lincoln Hall.
Mayer will also be leading a gallery walk-through on November 8th, 5:30 pm, of her exhibition “Mónica Mayer: Translocal Translations, 1978-2018″ at the Paragon Gallery, on the PCC Cascade campus.
On Tuesday, November 6, the artist will be working with PCC and PSU students to develop their own versionoof her iconic Clothesline at the Sylvania Campus in the CC Lobby. In the afternoon, the artist and students will ask the PCC community to help them fill the installation with their own stories. Everyone is invited to stop by and speak with the artist and the students while they’re working.
Events related to the artist’s visit began in October and continue through December 2018.
For a full list of events see the Portland Women in Art Lecture Series website
If you’re interested in learning more about the artist before her arrival in Portland, watch this short (2 min.) video interview with Mayer produced by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC.