ArtNow! with Tra Bouscaren and Gal Amiram
Tuesday, December 18, 6pm-7pm
$10 for nonmembers, free for members (includes light snacks and refreshments)
ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to engage with wildly disparate practices collectively known as “the art of our time” during this playful lecture series. During this lecture, MOCA Artists-in-Residence Tra Bouscaren and Gal Amiram will discuss their artistic practices in a panel discussion format with MOCA Tucson Executive Director and Chief Curator Ginger Shulick Porcella.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tra Bouscaren is a post-disciplinary installation artist. His work engages American spectacle at the intersection of waste culture and the surveillance state. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University, an Interdisciplinary MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is finishing a PhD in Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. Bouscaren's work has been featured at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Seoul, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, National Museum of Art in Addis Ababa, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, The Wrong Biennale, and Lincoln Center in New York.
Gal Amiram’s artistic practice is embedded in the research of historical events related to the corollaries of colonialism and western perspective, especially those that affect the photographic gaze and Israel-Palestine. She uses photography as her main tool, digitally stitching images she captures as well as found footage to create large scale, multi-image installations. Amiram hos and MFA from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, and a BFA from Shenkar College in Israel.