360: Artists, Critics, Curators - Mai-Thu Perret
Swiss-born Mai-Thu Perret has spent the past 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural to the performative. Perret will speak in conjunction with the opening of her Sightings exhibition.
For Sightings, Perret will build on The Crystal Frontier, installing recent ceramics and paintings, along with a new body of work that relates her interest in utopian societies to the recent development of the secular Kurdish community in the Syrian region of Rojava—a place that has been described as a utopia for its championing of women as leaders and practice of democracy among its inhabitants in the middle of war-torn territory.