“The Flow Alabaster,” by Anne Mourier (human hair and Murano glass, 2023) Submitted photo

Brooklyn, New York, and Venice, Italy-based artist Anne Mourier will be on UMA’s Augusta campus Jan. 23-26 performing in her exhibition, “While we still ask ourselves how to speak to each other,” and meeting with students in UMA’s classes. The artist will offer a gallery talk at her opening reception at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and perform in her exhibition from from noon-1 p.m. on Jan. 24-26. The exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, March 6.

Mourier’s exhibition and performances are titled after a quote from the feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, and examine the feminine as it is associated with practices, qualities, and visualities that Western societies tend to devalue and even suppress, and what the implications of that value system are more broadly. Mourier, whose work often centers domestic labor frequently associated with women, and uses craft techniques long undervalued in Western art history builds “While we still ask ourselves how to speak to each other” into a collaborative site of re-thinking and re-valuation in an associative field of artworks, performance, and texts.

Mourier, a French-born conceptual artist, is an internationally known artist who was a founder of the influential New York art space The Invisible Dog. She works in media from lace to blown glass to performance. A strong representation of the artist’s recent work across media will be on view in the Danforth, along with UMA Katz Library books on themes addressed in the exhibition, which the artist and UMA’s library specialists selected in a collaborative process. She has exhibited in several international venues including the Caos gallery in Venice during the 2015 Biennale, The galerie Huit in Arles during Les Rencontres d’Arles, and the Henry Luce III center for the Arts and Religion in Washington, DC. Her works are included in the collection of the Watermill center, the MoMA library and the private collection of the French minister of culture, Rima Abdul-Malak.

The Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta is located in Jewett Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. starting (for the spring semester) on Jan. 23.

For more information, visit danforth.uma.edu, or on Facebook or on Instagram.

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