FOLD: Art, Metaphor and Practice Exhibition 1

Featured Artists : Laleh Mehran, Sibel Kocabasi, Giannina Coppaino Dwin, and Anja Marias

An exhibition of contemporary works by thirteen female artists who explore the concept of the fold in terms of form and conceptual metaphor in both stationary and time-based art media.

The fold is simple and complex at the same time – it is a physical act, a state of material, and a way to explain things that happen in other realms. The fold challenges space and even time, and as a symbolic paradigm, it offers an ever-expanding impulse for creativity.

The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the annual FESTIBA event, which will focus on the theme of borders in a way that offers opportunities to compare theoretical constructs with concrete realities.

Along with the exhibition, seven scholars from different disciplines; Philosophy, Psychology, Social History, the History of Art and Literature, and Women’s Studies will explore the concept of FOLD in their respective areas. 

The exhibition, with its speakers and the panel discussions, provides a unique opportunity for to engage with the many voices and perspectives of notable, contemporary artists and demonstrates the way that art can offer inspirational insight into current societal issues and trends.

You can view the exhibition in four different locations including the UTRGV Edinburg Campus and the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For more information and a complete exhibition schedule, check out this flyer.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) 1900 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504

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Students, General Public, Staff, Faculty, Alumni



Events at UTRGV are free and open to the public. Events at IMAS are included in cost of General Admission or free for IMAS Members and UTRGV Faculty and Students (with ID).

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