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Artists on Artists: Clarissa Tossin on With Pleasure

Clarissa Tossin. Photo by Brica Wilcox.

CANCELED: Artists on Artists: Clarissa Tossin on With Pleasure


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Influenced by her upbringing in Brasília, Brazil, a planned modernist utopia, Los Angeles–based artist Clarissa Tossin investigates the cultural and economic exchanges between Brazil and her current home, the United States, through her work. Tossin’s work engages with material cultural production and the ways in which it represents the hybridization of global cultures. Working primarily through installation, video, and woven sculpture, Tossin’s work reflects on circulation from the level of the body to the global industry. Tossin transforms deconstructed modern objects into traditional indigenous weavings to explore the complicated history of industrialization and globalization. Join Tossin in conversation to discuss her process in relation to the exhibition With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985.