Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Reflecting his background as an art critic, the work of William Powhida displays a concentrated fascination with the politics of access and the powers that control the assignment of value in the art world. He frequently uses an alter ego (also named William Powhida) to enact the worst excesses of this world and, by implication, of broader, consumer-driven culture. This fictional Powhida exhibits many of the worst traits imaginable in any coddled enfant-terrible art star. In his revealing, mocking, and often hilarious drawings, Powhida depicts his take on the machinations of the art world; he has also recently expanded his practice to include performance and video
This event is for the SMFA community only.
Through archival research Carla Herrera-Prats' work comments on the cultural and economic transactions that flow, often invisibly, in the context of a transnational world. Her projects juxtapose photography and material from different sources questioning the documentary value of both images and text. Herrera-Prats was co-director of the gallery Acceso A in Mexico City. She has shown her individual work in venues such as Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Centro de la Imagen, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City; Darb, Egypt; Centre Vu, Canada; Artists Space, Art in General and the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore.
Herrera-Prats is co-founder of Camel Collective, a group of artists, writers and film makers with whom she has worked since 2005. She has recently taught at the Cooper Union, the California Institute of the Arts, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University and currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also directs the international six weeks summer program scheduled yearly in Mexico City, SOMA Summer. Herrera-Prats received her BFA at La Esmeralda, in Mexico City and her MFA in Photography at CalArts, Los Angeles. She has been a participant at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.
September 13November 19, 2011
MondaySaturday: 10 am5 pm
Thursday: 10 am8 pm
closed Sundays and holidays
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery | Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A group show featuring eight contemporary Mexican artists:
Arturo Hernández Alcázar
Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Main Building, Atrium
Student Alliance is starting!! Now's your chance to get involved and have a voice in the SMFA community. We are looking for student volunteers to act as representatives of the student body. The goal of Student Alliance is to facilitate a pro-active and engaged student community. As representatives of the student body, we aim to communicate and address student concerns and interests by functioning as a liaison to staff, faculty and administration.
Main Building, A312
Everyone from seasoned Occupiers to people who just want to know more are welcome and encouraged to come.