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Coffee and Conversation with Artist Rimer Cardillo

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Aug 23, 2024

10:30 am 12:00 pm

White conical shaped artwork sitting on floor with framed prints behind hit on a wall

Meet renowned international artist Rimer Cardillo, whose exhibition Rimer Cardillo … and the deep ecology of a sacred nature is on view.

You’ll kick off the morning with a cup of coffee, then take your seat in the Taubman Theater to hear directly from the artist himself. Cardillo will take questions following his presentation.

Environmental issues (and how they are affected by real politics and economic factors) are a principle focus of Cardillo’s works since the late 1970s. Throughout the 1980s, Cardillo’s art directly confronts the loss of animal species and the destruction of plant life. Such pressing ecological concerns — latent in Cardillo’s work since the 1960s — increasingly guide the artist’s creative endeavors and become a central theme in his work over the coming decades. 

Cardillo is a Guggenheim Fellowship award winner who represented Uruguay at the 2001 Venice Biennial and has had extensive group and individual exhibitions throughout the Americas as well as in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

As a printmaker, he has participated in print biennials all over the world, and is highly regarded for his technical innovations.

His work is included in the collections of major museums in North America, South America, and Europe. With frequent travels to Latin America, where he maintains his studio in Montevideo, the artist currently lives and works in the Hudson River Valley and in New York City.

Please note that this is a Member Exclusive event and is free for current Museum members. Members may register a friend who isn’t a member, however.

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