How to Survive Artist Spotlight: Las Hermanas Iglesias
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How to Survive Artist Spotlight: Las Hermanas Iglesias

Noon. Thursday, April 25

Online via Facebook Live

Online Event

Join us for a series of virtual talks/Q&A sessions with artists featured in How to Survive as they consider their practice in relation to climate change and care. This month’s session features sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias, who have collaborated artistically as Las Hermanas Iglesias since 2005 alongside their individual studio practices rooted in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Both join Anchorage Museum Chief Curator Francesca Du Brock in conversation. Free via Facebook Live; no account required.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Currently teaching, parenting, and creating on opposite coasts, sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias produce playful work in a variety of mediums, engaging with issues such as community, feminism and cultural hybridity. Las Hermanas Iglesias’ artworks draw on their identities as the children of Dominican and Norwegian immigrants and highlight relationships between family members as well as individuals in society, tying the personal to larger cultural systems and promoting cooperation and collectivity. Over the past 20 years, their practice has evolved to include a number of team efforts and variations such as their frequent collaboration with their mother, Bodhild. Lisa Iglesias is an associate professor of the department of art studio at Mount Holyoke College and Janelle Iglesias is an assistant professor at University of California San Diego. Learn more at lashermanasiglesias.com. 

Image credit: detail of Commiserates I (globe), 2012. 

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