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Opening reception and artist talk — Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown

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Event:
Opening reception and artist talk — Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown
Start:
January 16, 2015 7:00 pm
End:
January 16, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Venue:
Blaffer Art Museum
Phone:
7137439521
Address:
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4173 Elgin Street, Houston, 77004

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Opening reception: Friday, January 16

  • 6-7 p.m. – Members see it first — join today!
  • 7-9 p.m. – Public reception

Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown is a multidimensional exhibition combining video, sound, and objects that explore the role of memory in the construction of identity. Drawing from her personal memories of the effects of Alzheimer’s on family members, heroic stories of public figures coping with the disease, and research conducted with neurologists and geoscientists, Biggs raises fundamental questions about how we become–and how we lose our sense of–who we are.

At 7 p.m., Biggs will discuss her work with writers Paul Ardenne and Barbara Polla. Ardenne is a professor of art history at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, and a critic and curator. Polla is a professor of critical writing at HEAD Geneva and a gallerist and curator.

Echo of the Unknown is part of Science Spring @ Blaffer Art Museum.

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