Art Spark Talks at Summer Space

Learn more about some of the art on view in WCMA's Summer Space in these bite-size talks highlighting work in the museums WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) collection on themes including History + Tension, The Voice of Blackness, Artistic Agency, and (Un)Seeing Again.

WALLS is a special collection of 127 original works of art that go out on loan to Williams College students every semester. This summer, a group of 40 works in the collection by artists including Louise Nevelson, Francisco de Goya, Titus Kaphar, Margaret Bourke-White, Kiki Smith, Wifredo Lam, and Marc Chagall are on view for visitors to enjoy.

On July 26, hear from Javier Robelo and Alejandro Flores Monge. 

Javier will look at three works: Alexander Calder’s Acrobats, Claes Oldenburg, Equitable Building as a Pencil Sharpener; and Jim Dine’s Tool Box 3. His spark talk will look at the insights these works provide into the life, interests, and practices of the artists who made them, while considering the potential for artists to create new perspectives and redefine the world around us.

Alejandro will focus on three works: Roberto Matta, Tranchetre from Hom’mere III (L’Ergonaute) (The Argonaut); Zhang Kechun, The Yellow River; and Franco Fontana, Baia delle Zagare. Illustrating the story of an epic poem, photographing the modern reality of an ancient birthplace, or capturing a new look of the same beach, his Spark Talk, titled “(UnSeeing) Again,” asks what we see, what we’re looking for, and how we find it. 

Zhang Kechun, The Yellow River

July 26, 2019
3 PM
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