Join artist, Elena del Rivero, and Dr. John A. Tyson for a conversation about del Rivero’s latest project, Home Address.
Elena del Rivero: Home Address is a multi-venue project, curated by Dr. John A. Tyson of the University of Massachusetts Boston, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and women’s right to vote. On view across the United States, the project Home Address aims to acknowledge the local histories that shaped the broader national fight for equal rights.
Elena del Rivero: Home Address is concurrently on view at Sun Valley Museum of Art in Idaho, at Tulane University in partnership with Amistad Research Center, University of Wyoming, and at Xavier University in partnership with Xavier’s Center for Equity, Leadership & the Human Spirit. The installation is presented by Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought.
Speaker: Elena del Rivero is a Spanish-American artist whose works typically blur boundaries between distinct forms of expression—such as writing, painting, sewing, and drawing. With studios in New York and Madrid, del Rivero regularly exhibits her projects on both sides of the Atlantic. Her artworks are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. She has been the recipient of many of fellowships and awards, most recently a Joan Mitchell Award and residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA (2017) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2019).
Speaker: Dr. John A. Tyson is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to this post, he held a postdoctoral curatorial fellowship at the National Gallery of Art (USA) from 2015-2017. Tyson’s scholarship and teaching focus on modern and contemporary art. His recent publications include “Politics of the Press: Newspapers and the Representation of Art by African Americans in the Nation’s Capital” in American Art (Summer 2019), and “Beyond Systems Aesthetics: Politics, Performance, and Para-Sites” in the catalogue for the New Museum’s Hans Haacke: All Connected (2019). He is presently working on Elena del Rivero: Home Address, a multiplatform initiative featuring del Rivero’s Letter from Home (Suffrage) (2019). His related text, “Nineteen Notes for Elena del Rivero’s Nineteen Flags,” is part of Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought’s inaugural season (see https://riversinstitute.org/origin/elena-del-rivero).
Image: Elena del Rivero (Spanish, b, 1949). Letter from Home: Suffrage from the series Elena del Rivero: Home Address, 2020, Nylon. 7 ½ x 9 ¾ feet. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria, New York. Photographer: Philip LaDeau. © Elena del Rivero