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New Waves 2020: Contemporary Approaches to Art Making

Thu, May 28
6:30PM

FREE, registration required 

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Virginia MOCA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of New Waves, an annual juried exhibition of artwork by Virginia artists. Join this year’s juror Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum and New Waves 2020 artists Diana Antohe, Mariana Parisca, and LaRissa Rogers for a conversation about inspiration, process, and approaches to art making.

Susan Thompson is Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, where she has curated several exhibitions including the two-part project Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now (2019–20); Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat (2019); Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap (2017); Paul Chan, Nonprojections for New Lovers (2015). She has also contributed to such exhibitions as Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (2018); Photo-Poetics: An Anthology (2015–16), and Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (2014).

Diana Antohe is an artist based in Richmond, Virginia. Antohe work explores memory and identity in terms of nationality and citizenship. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University.
dianaantohe.com

Mariana Parisca is an artist based in Richmond, Virginia. Parisca creates multilayered conceptual work that explores the development, consumption, and value within global economic systems. She received her BFA in Studio Art and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and MFA in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University.
marianaparisca.com/

LaRissa Rogers is an artist based in Richmond Virginia. Rogers’ work looks at the intersections of culture, identity, and embedded forms of colonization expressed through perception and psyche. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking and BA of Interdisciplinary Studies in International Fashion Buying from Virginia Commonwealth University.
larissamrogers.com

Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum