Pacific Northwest College of Art
Museum of Contemporary Craft

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Eli Sudbrack

Apr 12, 2012 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM



Multimedia artist Eli Sudbrack will present a lecture and visits PNCA for three days to engage with students in a variety of contexts. While at PNCA Sudbrack will create a series of limited edition and unique prints with the assistance of Printmaking faculty and advance printmaking students and will join Intermedia and Sculpture courses for critique and discussion.

Eli Sudbrack was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and lives and works in Sao Paulo and New York. In 2001 he formed the collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (avaf). Its principal members are Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson (born in Paris, France in 1973). Avaf fuses drawing, sculpture, video, and performance into carnavalesque installations in which gender, politics, and cultural codes float freely. A study in visual adaptation and modification, avaf’s work recycles and transforms imagery from one project to the next—often in the form of densely patterned wallpapers and graphic signage. Personal expression and a lust for life feature prominently in projects simultaneously rooted in the politics of free speech, civil rights, and the dissolution of rigid classifications of class, gender, and national identity. In frequent collaborations with musicians, designers, dancers, and other artists, avaf challenges conventional assumptions about authorship and the role of the artist’s persona in contemporary society and the art world.

This event is co-sponsored by the Intermedia, Sculpture, Painting, Liberal Arts, and Printmaking departments.

Sudbrack has been blogged about on the New York Times Style Blog.

Check out a video of Sudbrack talking about the graffiti murals he created for Art Basel 2010 in Miami’s Design District.



PNCA Main Campus
Swigert Commons
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Free and open to the public. Image courtesy of the artist.


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