Photograph by Stefan Falke
Among Tender Roots: Laura Anderson Barbata
Melissa Potter, curator
Exhibition dates: January 15 to April 9, 2010 (exhibition extended!)
Opening reception: Thursday, February 11 6–9 pm
Best known for her series of collaborative community-directed projects, Laura Anderson Barbata’s work finds expression in the service of cultural exploration and group participation. Ms. Barbata works within a wide variety of cultures to create art that has great meaning and relevance for her collaborators.
Ms. Barbata was born in Mexico City and currently divides her time between New York and Mexico. She has exhibited widely, having shown her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, among many other locations.
Among Tender Roots documents Barbata’s collaborations with communities through books, handmade paper, printworks, sculpture, video, installation, and photographs.
Lecture: Wednesday, March 17, 7pm
Presented by the Columbia College Chicago Department of Interdisciplinary Arts, the Center for Book & Paper Arts, and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media.