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Brendan Fernandes

September 7
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Chicago-based artist Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Kenya) presents a new dance performance series in response to the Pulitzer’s exhibition Scott Burton: Shape Shift.

Fernandes will choreograph a series of duets that engage with Burton’s “furniture sculptures” – artworks that were originally made for public use.

Like Burton (1939–1989), Fernandes will draw on gestures and signaling within gay cruising culture as part of an ongoing exploration of queer camouflage, visibility and embodiment.

In addition to the performances, Fernandes will create curtains and props to be installed in the galleries and activated by dancers during performances. Fernandes’ project highlights the continued impact of Burton’s legacy on artists today.

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