Extensions: Art and Humor

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 - 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us as we explore ideas around art and humor in connection with the current exhibition, Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance. For this inaugural program we will begin with a presentation by Joshua Sanders, UCSD MFA candidate, on humor as a means to convey both complicated and simple concepts relating to experience, cultural context, and identity perception. The discussion will span works across multiple mediums from "Dr. Dre started Burningman," a web based misinformation campaign to a collection of humorous multi-layered collage works on paper. Michael Trigilio, UCSD Visual Arts Professor, will talk about his recent multimedia works which play with the wisdom, folly, and neurotic obsession found in the discourse of interstellar memory. Lastly, Angela Washko, UCSD MFA candidate, will discuss her performances and videos in which she performs as a data analyst of Bravo TV's "Millionaire Matchmaker," as well as her ongoing body of work interviewing women who've encountered a pick up artist dubbed the "web's most infamous misogynist."

EXTENSIONS is programmed by the University of California San Diego Visual Arts graduate students in collaboration with MCASD. The program is free to Members, and free for non-members with paid Museum admission. Seating in limited, please RSVP to education@mcasd.org with the subject line "EXTENSIONS."