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Joanna Malinowska’s art: ‘Collisions and Ricochets’

Malinowska in her Brooklyn studio, 2012.

Joanna Malinowska, assistant professor of the practice in art in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, will give an artist talk Nov. 9 at 5:15 p.m. in Milstein Auditorium, open to the public.

Appointed in July to a two-year term, Malinowska teaches sculpture and drawing. She works mainly in sculpture, video and performance. Her studio projects are often inspired by her interests in the clash of cultures, cultural anthropology, prehistory and music.

The talk, tentatively titled “Collisions and Ricochets,” “in a way sums up my tendencies to collide ideas, points of reference, genres and materials,” she said.

Malinowska exhibits internationally and her work was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the first Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005) and 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

Her recent project with C.T. Jasper, “The Emperor's Canary,” was inspired by Werner Herzog’s film “Fitzcarraldo.” Commissioned for New York City’s High Line Park, it is part of the open-air group exhibition “Mutations” on display through March 2018.

“Halka/Haiti,” featured in the Venice Biennale, will have its U.S. premiere Nov. 18 in “The Message: New Media Works” at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

A native of Poland, she moved to the United States in 1994 to major in sculpture at Rutgers University and earned her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2001.

– Daniel Aloi

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