Daniela Rivera’s installation, the second in a series of annual commissions, is born of the artist’s own experience as an immigrant and regards “the loss of the habitual.” She has fitted salvaged doors with optical lenses and audio speakers to explore “the many personal stories of immigration and the loss of familiarity of one’s environment.” The installation includes an eight channel audio piece designed by Jenny Olivia Johnson.
Rivera (b. 1973, Santiago, Chile) describes herself as an experimental painter, whose work is as likely to take shape through video, photography, and installation as it is to find form through the expectable medium of paint on canvas. She holds a BFA from the Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (1996), an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2006), and was a Fellow at the Skowhegan School in Maine (2006). Rivera was a finalist for the Foster Prize in 2010, and presented a major trans-medial installation, The Andes Inverted, at the MFA Boston in 2017-18.
Special thanks to Melchor Becker for his assistance in the studioSpecial thanks for sharing their memories and voices to: Anonymous, Brenda, Doris, Francisca, Gerardo, Jorge, Juan Carlos, Juan Manuel, Tomas
The Windows Invitational is organized by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director, and presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Mar 8, 11 AM, Apr 12, 11 AM, May 10, 11 AMMaking Memories
Making Memories is an accessible arts program that gives adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners a guided exploration of our permanent collections with trained museum staff and student guides.Event Date:Friday, March 8, 2019 - 11:00amEvent Date:Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:00amEvent Date:Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:00am
Feb 16–May 4, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
Thematic tours of special exhibitions and permanent collections led by a student guide are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.Event Date:Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 04 2019 except Sat Mar 23 2019, Sat Mar 30 2019.Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 16, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Apr 23, 4:15 PM
Feb 7–Jun 9Disappearances: Three Video Artists from Latin America
Disappearances features video work from the past decade by three leading Latin American artists, all of whom refer metaphorically to those who have vanished because of state crimes and political violence.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
May 4, 2 PM
Feb 7–Jun 9Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn
Yinka Shonibare’s works in the Davis collection exemplify his theatrical depictions of beauty and violence, and his exploration of the inheritances of colonialism in our contemporary, globalized world.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)