Speakers Yayoi Shionoiri, Sandy Rodriguez, Mary Anne Friel, and Karen Patterson share their insights together to honor the six-decade long career of internationally acclaimed artist, Chris Burden. With a focus on Burden’s L.A.P.D. Uniforms, the speakers examine his residency at FWM, the socio-political influence of his artwork, and the impact he had on contemporary artist and historian Sandy Rodriguez. This series of pre-recorded conversations examines past Artist-in-Residence projects in the collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum to re-tell the story of their residency. Led by FWM Curator Karen Patterson, the Unpacking Our Stories series connects with scholars, artists, and past project coordinators to find compelling themes that resonate within our contemporary culture and contextualize the framework of their artistic practice. Special thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Art Museum Futures Fund for supporting this series.
This conversation was recorded on Zoom on Friday, September 17, 2021; video premiere on FWM’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on 11/23 at 12pm.