Blanton Museum of Art presents When a Priest Marries a Witch
In Suzanne Bocanegra’s theatrical take on the standard “artist lecture,” an actor appears as Bocanegra, recounting significant moments in her artistic development. Part artist’s talk, part performance, part cultural history, this filmed version of Bocanegra’s 2010 lecture features actor Paul Lazar of New York’s legendary Wooster Group and Big Dance Theater. Lazar channels Bocanegra, describing her early life in Pasadena, Texas, in a tale incorporating Elvis, Abstract Expressionism, the pope, astronauts, the singing nun, and, obviously, a witch.
This one-time screening is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Suzanne Bocanegra: Valley" at the Blanton Museum of Art. A live Q&A with Bocanegra will follow the screening.