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BMA Violet Hour: Frieda Toranzo Jaeger

Join us for BMA Violet Hour, featuring Mexican and German artist Frieda Toranzo Jaeger in conversation with Joshua Chambers-Letson, author and professor of Performance Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University.

The discussion will be inspired by Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: The Perpetual Sense of Redness, on view at the BMA through October 3.

Watch live on Facebook and YouTube.


Frieda Toranzo Jaeger

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger (b. 1988 Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City.Her pictorial work with feminist and postcolonial concerns also questions the formal structures of the medium itself. Her practice also deals with the representations of masculinity and femininity in the visual culture of late capitalism. In 2016, Torzano was awarded the HISCOXArt Prize and a year later she obtained her postgraduate degree from Hochschule Für Bildende Künste Hamburg, after completing her professional studies there.Frieda has also participated in international group and solo exhibitions.

Joshua Chambers-Letson

Joshua Chambers-Letson is Professor of Performance Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. He has published widely on contemporary art and performance, critical race theory, and queer of color critique and is the author of After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life (NYU Press, 2018) and A Race So Different: Law and Performance in Asian America (NYU Press, 2013). With Tavia Nyong’o, he is the editor of José Esteban Muñoz’s posthumous The Sense of Brown (Duke University Press, 2020) and with Nyong’o and Ann Pellegrini, he is a series co-editor of the Sexual Cultures series at NYU Press.

The Details

Location Virtual Event 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cost Free