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Dean's Seminar Series: Pedro Reyes

When: Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, ITW Classroom (1-350), 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Northwestern Engineering Events   (847) 467-4950

Group: McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Category: Academic


Northwestern Engineering and the Mary and Leigh Block
Museum of Art present:

What is the Use of Art?

Pedro Reyes
Interdisciplinary Artist

A multi-platform artist, activist, and educator, Reyes creates interdisciplinary works of art, which integrate elements of theater, psychology, and activism. Addressing political and social issues, including gun control and drug trafficking, his work takes on a variety of forms, from penetrable sculptures (Capulas, 2002-08) to puppet productions (Baby Marx, 2008; The Permanent Revolution, 2014).

Reyes has exhibited his art in many museums and galleries around the globe, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Reyes will discuss his work as the inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will also discuss his projects, including his 2012 piece Disarm, in which he reverse-engineered 6,700 confiscated firearms into a collection of working musical instruments.


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