Lost Bodies and Still Move

Thursday, May 25, 2017 6 – 8:30 pm

Madlener House
4 W. Burton Pl.
Chicago, IL 60610

Join the Graham Foundation for Chicago's launch of Lost Bodies and Still Move, two new monographs on the work of artist Brendan Fernandes. David Getsy and Zach Stafford will join Fernandes in a conversation about his recent work. A book signing and reception will follow the discussion.

In his multimedia practice, Brendan Fernandes addresses a wide range of questions surrounding identity and expression, including the concept of queer bodies, the history of ballet as a cultural signifier—particularly in juxtaposition to African modes of visual and ritual art—and, more recently, the dance floor as a sacred space of freedom. Informed by his training in ballet and modern dance, Brendan Fernandes’ practice routinely explores the body, both static and in motion, in relation to space and objects. Lost Bodies (Agnes Etherton Art Centre, Queen’s University, ON, 2016) and Still Move (Black Dog Press, London, 2017) explore these themes in depth.