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Nomadicity, Movement, and Improvisation with Andres L. Hernandez and Zachary Fabri
Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Liberation
Jun 29, 2018

RSVP Required

Workshop: 1–4 p.m., sold out
Performance and Panel Discussion: 6 p.m.

At a time when mass migration due to the effects of climate change has become a critical concern, artist, and designer Andres L. Hernandez, and artist and dancer Zachary Fabri ask how drawing can can be used as an interpretative act of movement to address pressing global issues.

Through cross-disciplinary collaboration, drawing exercises, and discussion, this workshop led by Torkwase Dyson in partnership with Andres Luis Hernandez and Zachary Fabri asks participants to reconsider “the things the mind already knows,” a principle Dyson borrows from the artist Jasper Johns regarding innovation in approaching familiar objects or concepts.

No artistic experience is required for the workshop, though willingness to participate in both the discussions and artistic exercises is expected. All workshops are free, but RSVP is required and space is limited.

Performance and Panel Discussion
After the workshop, Hernandez and Fabri will present a new collaborative performance, followed by a panel discussion with Torkwase Dyson and D Soyini Madison.

Andres Luis Hernandez is an artist and educator committed to collaborative and community-based work, currently working on a range of projects with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. His work explores ways that private and public spaces are used to promote and sustain injustice, often taking the form of archival research, writing, public programming, participatory workshops, ephemeral interventions, and performances within the built environment. Hernandez received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and an MA in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education.

Zachary Fabri is an artist working in video, photography and drawing. He has been awarded The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in interdisciplinary work. Fabri’s work has been exhibited at Art in General, The Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, The Walker Art Center, The Brooklyn Museum, The Barnes Foundation, Rockelmann & gallery, and Third Streaming. He has collaborated in multidisciplinary projects with choreographer Joanna Kotze at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and most recently with artist Torkwase Dyson at the Drawing Center in 2018. Currently, he is making drawings on napkins he stole from the Trump Soho Hotel while working as a bus boy. Fabri lives and works in Flatbush Brooklyn.

D. Soyini Madison is professor of Performance Studies, with appointments in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Madison has lived and worked in Ghana, as a Senior Fulbright Scholar conducting field research on the interconnections between traditional religion, political economy, and indigenous performance tactics.

Image: Andres L. Hernandez, Untitled (Study for "JRRNYYMNN" in Hammons blue), 2018. Digital edit of photocopy on paper, dimensions variable

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