In these studio visits, Wave Hill's 2020 Winter Workspace Artists and @virtualstudiovisitnetwork explore festival themes that include illness, caregiving, mortality, and loss.
VSVN x WaveHill is a 10 day studio visit collaboration between @virtualstudiovisitnetwork and @WaveHill, featuring Wave Hill's 2020 Winter Workspace Artists. Tune in on Instagram Live at 2PM May 16-18.
Artist, educator and curator Ezra Benus addresses a range of topics in his art, tapping into his background and experience in Jewish studies, art history and disability. In addition to exploring themes of care, pain, pharmacology and illness/health, Benus employs body and self as a site where social, political and spiritual forces collide. Through sculptural assemblages that feature both found objects and original works of art, Benus confronts our associations with materials and symbols common to the medical and hospitality industries as they relate to care and relationships. For Benus, the studio can become a site for discussion, storytelling, care, advocacy and intimacy.