Community engagement is also a critical theme throughout this lecture series. Pepón Osorio is an artist that creates large scale installations that incorporate sculpture and video, but his goal is to give back to the community. His work as a social worker informs his desire to give back. His installations tell universal stories, but many of them come from his personal experiences in the community. For Badge of Honor pictured above, Osorio had met a lot of young people in the Newark area whose fathers were incarcerated and wanted to bring that into the work. Through using narratives that he encounters, Osorio creates work that is politically engaged and emotionally compelling.
NEXT EVENT: Thursday February 26
2:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Grant Street Studios, Downtown Phoenix campus