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VoCA Talk: Daniela Rivera & Panel Discussion

Photo of bars of cream coloured soap, stacked like bricks.

Daniela Rivera, "Without Trace/ Sin Evidencia," 2019, bars of Zote soap, 102 x 114”

This VoCA Talk features artist Daniela Rivera in conversation with curator Leah Triplett Harrington. Filmed in Rivera's studio in September 2020, the two discuss seven distinct bodies of Rivera's work alongside earlier sketches. In Rivera's interdisciplinary practice, she engages not only her own body but also others, to consider place and presence. Suggesting that drawing is the connective tissue of her work, this Talk explores how Rivera's practice relates to the body and, therefore, themes of vulnerability, visibility, and materiality.

On January 14, 2021, VoCA cohosted a virtual program with Boston Center for the Arts featuring a conversation between Rivera, curator Leah Triplett Harrington, and conservator Narayan Khandekar (https://vimeo.com/502666432). The Q&A was followed by the video premier of the previously recorded VoCA Talk, which was filmed in Rivera’s studio in September 2020. 

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VoCA Talk: Daniela Rivera

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