ART TALK: “FARMHOUSE/WHOREHOUSE: AN ARTIST LECTURE BY SUZANNE BOCANEGRA STARRING LILI TAYLOR”
Part artist talk, part memoir, part gleefully rambling cultural essay, Suzanne Bocanegra’s
performance work mines her Texan upbringing, aesthetic influences, and far-reaching
imagination to make sense of our collective subconscious. In Farmhouse/Whorehouse, inspired
by her grandparents who lived on a small farm across the road from the Chicken Ranch (better
known as the “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”), Bocanegra uses text, PowerPoint, country
music, and video projections to consider the American myth of rural utopia. Following her
acclaimed collaborations with actors Paul Lazar (When a Priest Marries a Witch, an Artist
Lecture) and Frances McDormand (Bodycast: An Artist Lecture, 2013 Next Wave), this third
installment in the series enlists the talents of Brooklyn-based actress Lili Taylor.
Doors open at 4:30 PM.