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LaToya Ruby Frazier: Demystifying the Myth of the “Urban Pioneer”

Fri, May 11, 2012
7:30 pm

Lower Gallery

Photographer and media artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the conventions of social documentary to probe and upend traditional narratives of urban growth and the triumph of industry. Exposing the underbelly of corporate practices—rapid de-industrialization and outsourcing, environmental negligence, and inner-city gentrification—Frazier’s work examines the crises of postindustrial communities and the racial divisions wrought by capital. Tonight she is joined by filmmaker Tony Buba, sociologist Sharon Zukin, and composer and sound artist Damian Catera for a multimedia exploration of the myth of the “urban pioneer” within her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6–9 pm; there are no special tickets or reservations.

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