Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 2:00pm
Artist Talk: Biennial artist Kirsten Leenaars, “Artist as Witness”
Leenaars speaks about the relationship in her work between fiction and documentation and the slippage between the “live” and the mediated, the real and the performed. Through staging, improvisation and arrangement, she reinterprets personal stories and reimagines everyday realities. Leenaars’ choreographed performances, videos and photographic presentations rely on the participation of specific people and communities with whom she engages. Her most recent body of work poses questions around the act of witnessing, the portrayal of violence, race and the possibility of empathy.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126