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UW Art Dept. | Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquium: Rubens Ghenov

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

The work of Rubens Ghenov lies at the intersection of fact and fiction where painting, storytelling and sound comprise the preponderance of his work. Both their vernacular and potential inexorably constitute the architecture of his praxis. As an immigrant turned naturalized citizen, Ghenov has become accustomed in localizing the past and the present in this precarious juncture where fact coupled with memory compose fiction.
Within this nebulous triad, the work takes its form attempting to procure a form of poetry where all interests collide, conflate and concoct a work where the familiar assimilates and deliquesces into the abstract, and vice versa. A metabolism where fact slowly coalesces with or into fiction and the latter disassembles itself in verisimilitude and the invented. The vocabulary of self portraiture, still life and abstraction amalgamate, although remaining somewhat undissolved in the work to form another type of idiom, a kind of broken bilingual language.
Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquiums
Online at Zoom
Wednesdays @ 5 – 6:15pm
Discover the latest developments in Fine art, Craft, and Design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.
The Art Department Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. Visiting Artist lectures are held every Wednesday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Find the full Spring 2022 Colloquium schedule at: https://art.wisc.edu/public-programs/

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February 9
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5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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http://go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks