Please join us for an open house for artist in residence Hannah Hughes. Hannah will present an installation incorporating live actions, based on themes researched during her residency.
During her time in Joshua Tree, the artist continued her inquiry into issues dealing with time, the body and chance. She engaged with aspects of the local environment – rock climbing in the National Park, riding off road motorcycles, immersing herself in the residency site and the natural environment – within the context of a game without rules.
The installation will include documentation of the residency as well as objects and subjects which are emblematic of the process. The live actions will deal with the themes developed: suspension, modalities of time and the inter-relationship between different forms of life.
Hannah Hughes is an artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico who is currently focused on performative work engaged with the vulnerability of the body and questions of real time. She has recently performed at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, the Contemporary Art Center in Santa Fe, Santa Fe Collective, and The American Academy in Rome.
Hannah obtained her MA in Philosophy of Media from European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. In 2014, her book “Together to the beach”, a collection of essays on the theme of “vacation” and its relationship to art, literature and philosophy was published by Atropos Publishing House. At Hunter College in NYC, she studied in the MFA painting program under Robert Morris. She did her undergraduate studies at Columbia University, UC Berkeley and Syracuse in Madrid, receiving her BA in Art History from Mills College.
In addition to her practice as an artist, Hannah has been active in the arts as a writer, publishing arts and culture articles for Adobe Airstream in 2011-12 and handling aspects of public relations, publication and exhibition for Lannan Foundation, Radius Books, Site Santa Fe, and James Kelly Contemporary.
Artist website: http://www.hannahhughes.com