Beatriz da Costa: memorial event

Beatriz da CostaThis Sunday, Sept. 15, The Laguna Art Museum is hosting an informal memorial for artist Beatriz da Costa with a panel featuring Donna Haraway, Alex Juhasz, and Catherine Lord. It starts at 1 pm. There is a Facebook page for the event.

Before or after the memorial, you can see some of Beatriz’s last projects at the museum. Curated by Grace Kook-Anderson as the fourth in the museum’s s ex·pose series, the exhibition features Beatriz’s triptych video installation Dying for the Other, which examines the intimate relationship between the mice used in breast cancer research in parallel with the artist’s own experience with terminal cancer, of which she died in December 2012. It also includes two related projects: Melissa’s Apothecary, a cabinet of herbs and spices with known anticarcinogenic properties, and the Anti-Cancer Survival Kit, which is being completed posthumously by a team of collaborators. There are also videos of the last two talks Beatriz gave about her work in 2012.

The show closes  September 29th.