In conjunction with the exhibition Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, internationally renowned artist Rigo 23 speaks with writer and public scholar Christian L. Frock about his many years of making politically driven public art and his new commission for Be Not Still addressing topics of patriotism and American exceptionalism. Reception to follow.
$10 general / $5 members
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to allot for shuttle service from admissions to Gallery 2.
About the Speakers
Rigo 23 (born Ricardo Gouveia, 1966) is a Portuguese muralist, painter, and political artist who currently resides in Los Angeles. His site-specific immersive installation, Madre Tierra (Mother Earth) (2018), created for Be Not Still, employs an imposing three-dimensional rendering of a reversed American flag to explore the topic of American exceptionalism.
Christian L. Frock is an independent writer, curator, and educator. Her work focuses on art, politics, and public life—and endeavors to alter the landscape for civic engagement by amplifying the work of artists and activists as powerful catalysts in collective change. Her work takes the form of public scholarship, cultural criticism, art exhibitions, teaching, public speaking, and consulting.