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In Conversation with Candy González & Tatiana Ginsberg
WSW and Dieu Donné Present: In Conversation with Candy González & Tatiana Ginsberg
Date: July 16th, 2020
Time: 4PM EST
Tuition: $15 suggested donation (donations will be split between WSW and Dieu Donné)
In partnership with Dieu Donné, join us for a conversation with artists Candy Alexandra González and Tatiana Ginsberg moderated by WSW’s Artistic Director Erin Zona. This event will center on González’s tenure as the West Bay View Foundation Fellow at Dieu Donné, and the technical processes Tatiana and Candy collaborated on to create the body of work González completed there. This session will be organized as a virtual tour and include a section of Q&A.
About Dieu Donné
Dieu Donné is the leading nonprofit organization in the United States devoted to developing hand papermaking as an artistic medium. Founded in 1976 by Susan Gosin and Bruce Wineberg, Dieu Donné shares this unique process through collaboration with artists, from aspiring students to contemporary career professionals. By exposing artists to a new visual language, the studio experience nurtures transformation and often leads to artistic breakthroughs. Art created at Dieu Donné has been acquired by major institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, and MoMA. This work is shared with the community through exhibitions and educational programs.
Candy Alexandra González is a Little Havana-born and raised, Philadelphia-based, multidisciplinary visual artist, poet, activist and trauma-informed educator. Currently, Candy’s artwork explores themes of body politics, fat phobia and self-healing through photography, poetry, printmaking and papermaking.
Candy received their MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from the University of the Arts in 2017. Since graduating, they have been a 40th Street Artist-in-Residence in West Philadelphia, a West Bay View Fellow at Dieu Donné in Brooklyn, NY, and a Picasso Project Resident Artist at Kensington Health Sciences Academy in North Philadelphia.
Tatiana Ginsberg studied papermaking and book arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In between she spent two years in Japan researching naturally dyed papers under a Fulbright grant. Returning to the U.S. she taught papermaking, printmaking, book arts, and drawing in universities for more than a decade. As Co-Director of Artistic Projects and Master Collaborator at Dieu Donné she works with other artists to make new work in handmade paper. She also edits the series Papermaker’s Tears: Essays on the Art and Craft of Paper for The Legacy Press. Her own work combines traditional and contemporary methods of papermaking and is exhibited nationally and internationally.