Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7pm, SomoS Artist-in-Residence Winter 2017, Social Art practitioner, writer, graphic novelist, educator and TV producer Christopher Sperandio presents his current work-in-progress on his graphic novels and will conduct a video-assisted artist talk about his work.
Currently an Associate Professor at Rice University in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Sperandio works in Social Practice, an underknown art form rooted in the Conceptual Art and political activism of the 1960s, and has a strong affinity with the work of the Situationist International (SI), the 60’s anti-authoritarian international movement of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists.
Sperandio currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. He has produced television, comics, films and photographs, usually as projects for museums, art centers as well as galleries, including MoMA/PS1, Deitch Projects, and London’s ICA.
A broadsheet published by SomoS, titled “Pinko Joe or Run! The Old World is Behind You!,” has been created by Christopher Sperandio for the occasion. It will be available on the opening event and during the presentation, until 28 February 2017.
Pinko Joe or Run! The Old World is Behind You!
An in-progress comic book by Christopher Sperandio
Read more about Christopher Sperandio’s art projects:
Christoper Sperandio’s Artist Page
Sperandio on his Social Practice.
NY Times: Reality TV Reaches the Art World
The Cargo Space, a mobile residency project based in a refurbished diesel transit bus.
The graphic novel Pinko Joe.
Christopher Sperandio’s collaborative work with British artist Simon Grennan: KartoonKings.
Christopher Sperandio – Pinko Joe or Run! The Old World is Behind You!
Work-in-progress presentation, artist talk, broadsheet publication launch
Opening Reception: February 23, 2017, 7 – 9pm
Open: 24, 25, 28 February 2017 from 2 – 7 pm, and by appointment
SomoS, Kottbusser Damm 95, 1.OG, 10967 Berlin
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