Artist Talk: Jose Dávila

Friday, April 6, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Lectures

Price: Free with Museum admission

For over a decade, Jose Dávila’s (b. 1974, Guadalajara, Mexico) practice has explored spatial occupation and the transitory nature of physical structures. Drawing on his formal training as an architect, Dávila creates sculptural installation and photographic works that simultaneously emulate, critique, and pay homage to twentieth century avant-garde art and architecture. Referencing artists and architects from Luis Barragán and Mathias Goeritz to Donald Judd, Dávila’s work investigates how the modernist movement has been translated, appropriated, and reinvented. His work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions including, the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; and the Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York. 



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