Soft Sculptures for Hard Politics with Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio

Sat, June 22, 2024
11 am–3 pm

Floor 3, Theater

Open to all ages

Visitors of all ages are invited to join 2024 Whitney Biennial artist Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio for a hands-on artmaking workshop. Create freeform soft sculptures that reflect Aparicio’s focus on the value of rest and relaxation as part of the work of political activism. Inspired by his grandmother’s practice of making pillows and dolls out from the clothing that circulated to Central America from the U.S., we’ll experiment with shape and materials using recycled textiles in combination with kapok—a naturally occurring fiber that grows on the ceiba tree, which is revered throughout Central America. Like Aparicio’s sculpture in the Biennial, this project explores the many roles trees and their byproducts can play within a community, from healing saps and resins to the dispersal of knowledge and legacies through pollen and seeds. 

Free with Museum admission.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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