Creative Minds: a conversation with Brendan Fernandes
Choreographer and artist Brendan Fernandes, a former dancer, is acutely aware of the particular ways in which ballet dancers are trained to walk. Their gait broadcasts an authority, a calculated deliberateness, which Fernandes notes is “not unlike the presented authority of the museum.”
Join us for a conversation with the artist directly following Thursday's performance.
Inaction is commissioned as part of the exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines.
Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya) is a Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. Currently based out of Chicago, his projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest and other forms of collective movement. Previous projects have shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; MAC, Montreal; among a great many others.
Sponsored by University Art with Cornelia and Nathan Pendleton.