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The Roots


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The Roots: Engaging Social Sculpture 

With Latifa Medjdoub, Artist Saturday, November 12th, 2016, 10 a.m. Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the Textile Arts Council $5 for students and members of the FAMSF, $10 General Admission

This lecture explores the possibilities of flexible sculpture as social practice engaging communities in a personal exploration and social connection. The Roots is a site-specific, handcrafted, interactive fiber sculpture inspired by nature and employing a stunning ensemble of innovative fiber art and sculptural works, many of which were originally developed with varied communities as social art projects and have subsequently been part of installations, workshops, and performances around the region, including at the French American International School, The Old Mint, the San Francisco International Arts Festival, Alonzo King Lines Ballet and the Museum of Performance and Design.

After a brief historic of her previous experiences in diverse textile and art related industries, Latifa Medjdoub will engage on the topic of ‘The Roots principles as a unique tool to generate creative personal connections and inspire new reflections on larger social constructions.’

Born in France, Latifa Medjdoub is a San Francisco based artist. Her mediums include social art sculpture and installations, photography, painting and performance. Central themes of her work raise questions of identity, social roles, and the metatheatricality that shapes Humanity.

Educated at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et du textile of Roubaix, France, Medjdoub collaborated with leading artists in the performing arts and performing industry. Her critically acclaimed work has been shown in museums and galleries in Europe, Asia, and North America including the Museum of Art and Industry, Roubaix France; Cheongju Art Center, Korea; De Cordova Museum, MA; Santa Fe Art institute, NM; National Building Museum, DC; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, TX; Fort Mason, San Francisco; The Museum of Performance and Design, San Francisco CA.


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