SPECIAL ‘MADONNA’ EVENT
In conjunction with “In the Company of …”, curator Terri C. Smith has invited emerging artist Trisha Baga, of New York City, to present her “Madonna y El Niño” performance piece — which focuses on pop star Madonna — on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in the HMA’s Burt Chernow galleries.
“Madonna began her career when Warhol’s was waning, but they crossed paths and their social circles overlapped,” Smith explains.
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” Madonna personae exude from this work, she says.
Smith, who has experienced Baga’s performance piece, describes it as fun and fascinating, involving “3-D glasses and a disco ball!”
WHEN YOU GO
Housatonic Museum of Art is at Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Boulevard in downtown Bridgeport (exit 27 off Interstate 95). Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. It is closed on all state and national holidays. Gallery admission is free, as is parking in the HCC garage. For directions and other information on the exhibit, visit http://www.hctc.commnet.edu/artmuseum/ or contact HMA Director Robbin Zella at 203-332-5052.