An Evening with Karen Finley

Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

In conjunction with the gallery exhibition Looking at Music 3.0, the interdisciplinary artist Karen Finley discusses how the worlds of music, art, and language have intersected in her practice. Finley honed her theatrical work on downtown Manhattan’s “alternative” stages in the early 1980s, channeling the rage and sense of mourning caused by the AIDS crisis, violence against women, war, and censorship into personal expression. Her visual art, often taking the form of large-scale installations, encourages viewer participation by utilizing aspects of memento mori, theatrical staging, and tableau. Her recent work has embraced sentimentality and humor, while maintaining a definitive political point of view. Finley will read from her latest book, The Reality Shows, and discuss her song "Tales of Taboo," which is included in the Looking at Music 3.0 gallery exhibition.

In conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music 3.0

In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays

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