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L A S T I N G : Exploits of Endurance

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to midnight

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Last. Most recent. Final. Resilient.  L A S T I N G extends an invitation to participate in a six hour voyage that launches into dialogues of existence and persistence as experienced through the works in SAIC’s MFA Show 2017. Join as artist guides help us to navigate forms of endurance through a series of simultaneous, durational and iterative performances, workshops, artist panels, and more. Dinner will be served to fortify us along the way. This prolonged evening seeks to cultivate a thoughtful, decelerated viewership for performances and programs that take us through the cycle of resistance, patient weathering, and restoration.  L A S T I N G culminates in a final euphoric celebration with a one hour dance party in the gallery for this last day of the exhibition.


Participating artists include: Joey Asal, Angela Azmitia, Adam Bach, Alex Bach, Tiana Birrell, Mark Blanchard, Christopher Bleuher, Dalton Carter, Fabienne Elie, Dylan Fish, Joe Houlberg, Chin-Ting Huang, Jennifer Chen-su Huang, Haerim Lee, Meredith Leich, Angel Marin, Jordan Miller, Nuria Montiel, Michelle Marie Murphy, George Olken, Máire Witt O’Neill, Alex Peyton-Levine, Michael Powell, Elliott J. Reichert, Emilio Rojas, David Siever, Jacqueline Surdell, Maryam Taghavi, Darryl Terrell, Marcela Torres, Allen West, Raina N. Wodatch, and Anna Wolfe-Pauly.


Organized by Graduate Curatorial Fellows Courtney Cintron, Lindsay Hutchens, Jameson Paige, Pia Singh, and in collaboration with the 2017 MFA Show Curatorial Teams and the Department of Exhibitions, with special thanks to Assistant Director Hannah Barco.


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