In Morfología, artist Michael Anthony García collaborates with the curator and participating artists of After Carolee: Tender and Fierce to propose another layer of the conversation their work embodies around Carolee Schneemann. Presented as an abstracted collage of video, poetry, voice, and sound generated by the participants, Morfología speaks to Schneemann’s background in poetry as a means of approaching her work, legacy, and inspiration to other artists. This type of collage/ matchmaking of objects, ideas, stories, and people is at the heart of García’s diverse multidisciplinary practice, which he approaches (much like yoga or meditation) as a repeated embodiment of an emotional positivity or care in the world.
This online event will be held on Zoom and streamed to the Artpace Facebook page.
About Michael Anthony García
Multidisciplinary artist and independent curator Michael Anthony García, claiming both Mexican and US citizenship while based in Austin, Texas, predominantly focuses his practice on photography and video, sculpture and installation, as well as performance. Much of his work explores his layers of identity, how they shape him and affect his perception of/ by the world, in a political expression of Latinx Futurism founded in emotion, and utopian projection.
He is a founding member of Los Outsiders collective and has curated large-scale exhibitions of international artists in and out of the US. He participated in the 2011 Texas Biennial and has won awards both for his curatorial and 3D work. He co-hosts an intersectional conversation podcast named El Puente and is publisher for POCa Madre Magazine. García has premiered work for The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Experimental Action Performance Art Biennale (Houston), The Contemporary Austin, SoundSpace at The Blanton Museum of Art, Mexic-Arte Museum, El Museo de la Ciudad de México, and ThreeWalls (Chicago).