Rose Nestler in Conversation with Blair Murphy


Join AAC curator Blair Murphy for a conversation with artist Rose Nestler, whose work was recently included in Applied Forces at Arlington Arts Center. Nestler’s soft sculptures, wall hangings, and videos reimagine iconic patriarchal institutions as feminine spaces, chipping away at the entanglement of gender and history. The conversation will explore the overlap between Nestler’s sculptural work and her video practice, including the relationships between her costumes and her soft sculptures and her use of humor and the absurd.

Born in Spokane, Washington, Rose Nestler is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of galleries and institutions including Thierry Goldberg (New York, NY), BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), Ortega Y Gasset (Brooklyn, NY), SPACE (Portland, ME), and PUBLIC Gallery (London, UK). She has been an artist in residence at Lighthouse Works, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Wassaic Project, and Byrdcliffe Artists Colony, and was recently selected for a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA which will take place in late 2020 or 2021.

Check out Rose’s piece Tying the Knot in its entirety below:

Tying the Knot from Rose Nestler on Vimeo.

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In Conversation: Nekisha Durrett + Zaq Landsberg

Saturday / April 27 / 1pm-3pm

Innovation Studio + Store

Join artists Zaq Landsberg and Nekisha Durrett for a conversation about the rewards and challenges of public art and the complex nature of monuments and memorials.

Performances by Isa Leal & Liz Ensz + Skye Fort in conversation with NO GRIDS NO MASTERS

Saturday / April 20 / 6pm-8pm

MoCA Arlington

An evening of performances by Isa Leal and Liz Ensz + Skye Fort in conversation with Ensz’s exhibition NO GRIDS NO MASTERS currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

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