Saturday, October 2, 2010

Madonna y El Niño

Trisha Baga performs Madonna y El Niño at Housatonic Museum of Art's Burt Chernow Gallery
October 14 at 4:00 p.m. 
The performance is free and open to the public

In conjunction with the original, group exhibition "In the company of..." emerging artist Trisha Baga will perform Madonna y El Niño on October 14 at 4:00 pm in the Burt Chernow gallery at the Housatonic Museum of Art. Madonna began her career when Warhol’s was waning, but they crossed paths and their social circles overlapped.  Madonna, like Warhol, is also a consummate self-creation, inventing and reinventing herself over decades. Baga’s multi-media performance includes humorously and smartly manipulated videos of Madonna in concert, projected computer screens, and Baga’s live interaction with the media that streams from her Mac onto the wall behind her.  The energy of nature in El Niño and the energy of changing personas Madonna exudes inform this work. In addition to these conceptual aspects, audiences will also enjoy Baga's inclusion of various props including 3-D glasses and a disco ball. 

Trisha Baga was born in Venice, Florida, in 1985. She is a video and performance artist concerned with building romantic structures that allow natural forces such as gravity, failure, and imagination to interact with its subjects in an emotion-based language, utilizing pop culture as a base for a landscape. Baga has exhibited at Art in General, Leo Koenig Gallery, Andes, Artists Space, PS1, and El Centro Cultural Montehermoso.

For video documentation of the performance, go to