Beatriz da Costa Panel Discussion
Sunday, September 15
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free for museum members; free for non-members with museum admission ($5-$7)
Donna Haraway, Alex Juhasz, and Catherine Lord discuss Dying for the Other, the last project on which artist Beatriz da Costa worked before she tragically passed away after a long battle with cancer. Dying for the Other is a triptych video installation that offers a parallel consideration of mice used in breast cancer research alongside scenes from the artist’s own life. It addresses part of our collective social consciousness—pursuing the advancement of science and medicine, but doing so at the sacrifice of other “less intelligent” beings.
This discussion coincides with the museum’s ex•pose: beatriz da costa exhibition.The photos and videos featured in the exhibition (on display in the museum’s lower level galleries through September 29, 2013) use self as subject and capture da Costa’s struggle with cancer, examining the intersection of art, politics, engineering, and the life sciences.
To reserve your spot for this lecture, please make a reservation online through our website, or contact Membership Manager Valerie Tate at 949.494.8971 x203.