Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Mayorga’

I Watched the Entirety of a 25-Hour Art Show at DCAC

This past weekend, in honor of its 25th anniversary, DC Arts Center (DCAC) exhibited art nonstop for 25 hours. The goal was to one-up the First 24, the venue's inaugural all-night show that celebrated its opening in 1989. That show, recalls DCAC executive director B. Stanley, was a resounding success, despite being broken up by the cops after getting too raucous. This [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Grand Parade! Jewish Nibbles!

Members of Massachusetts-based Double Edged Theater usually premiere their new pieces on the small farm where they live, but they’ll debut their latest movement-based work at Arena Stage. This new work tells the story of the 20th century and draws visual inspiration from the work of Russian modernist painter Marc Chagall. In The Grand Parade, Double [...]

In “Divine Revelations,” Carolina Mayorga Toys With Catholics’ Obsession With Virginity

In her latest installation, “Divine Revelations: Passages From the Life of Our Lady,” D.C.-based artist Carolina Mayorga reinvents herself as a Virgin Mary-derived character—while abandoning the reverence that usually accompanies such a portrayal.
In her mixed-media show at Vivid Solutions' temporary location, Mayorga is pictured as a virginal mother figure, sometimes with a rubber baby cradled [...]

Openings: Fall Fringe and the Virgin Mary

What's new this weekend in local arts.
It's Friday! If that's not enough reason to rejoice, none of the new arts openings this weekend have anything to do with Tuesday's election or the aftermath of the Frankenstorm. Instead, they're a wide mix of innovative theater, photographs about social and religious issues, and modernist paintings inspired by [...]

Arts Roundup: Georgia On My Mind Edition

City Paper contributor Lindsay Zoladz has a new column on Pitchfork called "Ordinary Machines," about the meeting points of music, identity, and technology. [Pitchfork]
Synetic Theater plans a trip to (the country of) Georgia, the birthplace of its two founders. [Post]
Talking with D.C. artist Carolina Mayorga about her work, which toys with social norms, stereotypes, and [...]

Take It to the Bridge, Week 7: “Maid to Order”

This weekend in the Corcoran bridge: identity politics! Saturday, the Take It to the Bridge series hosts Carolina Mayorga's "Maid in the USA," in which the artist will be engaged in a constant act of tidying up the gallery's entryway.
The performance does something similar to the movie A Day Without a Mexican, drawing attention to residents that [...]

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