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    Yoshua Okón: Falk Visiting Artist at UNCG

    Yoshua Okón: Falk Visiting Artist at UNCG

    Presented by Weatherspoon Art Museum at Weatherspoon Art Museum

    January 12-April 14, 2013

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    Yoshua Okón creates staged and improvised situations that challenge notions of reality and truth. The artist has become well known internationally for his practice of placing individuals engaged with real-life social and political issues into fabricated narratives. Okón’s recent work, Canned Laughter is a multimedia project that circulates around the idea of a maquiladora, a term used to describe factories in Mexico. Many of these factories underpay workers and are run by multinational companies. As the title suggests, the one imagined by Okón produces a product used by the television industry.

    As the Spring 2013 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at UNCG, Okón will present a lecture and gallery talk on his work and participate in MFA graduate student critiques.

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        Weatherspoon Art Museum

        500 Tate Street
        UNCG University
        Greensboro, NC 27412

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        January 12-April 14, 2013


        Regular museum hours at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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