Artist Talks

Alper Initiative for Washington Art Presents Melissa Ichiuji Make You Love Me

 

Girl with Spine, 2013. 24 x 24 x 28 in. by Melissa Ichiuji. Courtesy of Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

Girl with Spine, 2013. 24 x 24 x 28 in. by Melissa Ichiuji. Courtesy of Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

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Currently on view.

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Free Parking conversation is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 4pm to 5pm.

RSVP here.

Free Parking is Alper Initiative for Washington Art’s series of intimate, salon-style conversations in the Alper Initiative space. This seasons conversation features Melissa Ichiuji, DC area sculptor whose doll-like figures in Make You Love Me excavate and elevate the female experience. Free, open to all interested in discussing the arts in the DC area. Space is limited. RSVP required.

“One of the distinctive features of Melissa Ichiuji’s work is her use of contrasts: the continuity and discontinuity between internal and external body parts, idealized femininity, innocence and erotic scenes, graceful figures, and delicate fabrics alongside entrails and other organs. The artist confronts the spectator with his own corporeality by playing with his fascination for his external image and his revulsion for his inner parts. The contrasts between the doll’s innocence, an idealized femininity, and erotic scenes are captivating. Ichiuji speaks through ‘this substance of jouissance,’ ‘our body,’ and how to reinvent every moment.” – Jeanette Zwingenberger, Exerpt from the exhibition catalog

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

 

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