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Editor's Note: This event has been moved to the fall. Updated date to come.
Italian-born, San Francisco-based artist and scholar Fiamma Montezemolo is exhibiting work at Arizona StateUniversity's Hayden Library as part Visual LIT, a new collaboration between ASU Library and ASU Art Museum that brings together visual artists interested in exploring different aspects of the library — from antique books to future modes of communication. Her piece for the installation "Neon Afterwords" uses sentences extracted from Borges' short story "The Anthropologist." She will be lecturing at the ASU Art Museum about her art practice and her work on display at ASU.
About the artist:
Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist (MFA, San Francisco Art Institute) and a cultural anthropologist (PhD, University Orientale of Naples). She is an established scholar in border studies and an associate professor in the department of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She is the co-author of "Here is Tijuana" (Blackdog Publishing, 2006) and co-editor of "Tijuana Dreaming: Life & Art at the Global Border" (Duke UP, 2012). She works with various media, including installation, video, digital photography, archives, cartography and ethnography. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is represented by the Magazzino gallery in Rome.
Image credit: Fiamma Montezemolo, "Neon Afterwords," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.