News Release| Art Department; Cal State L.A.

 ‘Man on the Street: Dress, Politics + Publics’

Chicago artist visits the CSULA campus Nov. 27

What & Who:  The Art Department, Fashion and Textiles Option, at Cal State L.A. presents a lecture, entitled “Man on the Street:  Dress, Politics + Publics,” by Chicago artist Ellen Rothenberg.  Rothenberg’s work is concerned with the politics of everyday life and the formation of communities through collaborative practices. Her installations and public projects often employ the iconography of social movements and their residual documents to interrogate contemporary political engagement and social dialogue.

More:                Rothenberg’s work has been presented throughout the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions include Experimental Geography, curated by Nato Thompson and ICI, NYC. He is currently engaged in a cultural exchange project with the Brukenthal National Museum and the Astra National Museum Complex, Sibiu, Romania. Rothenberg continues to work as a co-organizer of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project.

When:               Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1:30-3 p.m.

Where:              Fine Arts building, room 143, on the CSULA campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.  (Campus and parking maps: www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/cslamap.php)  

Info:                  Free to the public. For details, call Carole Frances Lung, Department of Art at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4047.     

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