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Nigerian Artist Fatimah Tuggar to Speak Oct. 26

Date Released: 10/10/2007

Fatimah Tuggar, a Nigerian-born artist who uses technology as both a medium and a subject in her work, will discuss the cultural and social implications of technology at a lecture at Purchase College on October 26 at 12:30 PM in Room 1001 of the Social Sciences Building. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Anthropology, Media Society & the Arts, Gender Studies and New Media programs. For more information, call 914-251-6601.

In her lecture, entitled “Various Realities Variant Impacts,” Ms. Tuggar, who lives and works in New York City, will borrow from the familiar language of advertisement, popular entertainment and folklore, and draw from the experiential as she discusses technology’s impact. She creates photomontages mixing scenes from African and American daily life, using technology as a metaphor for power dynamics to explore how media diversely impacts our realities.

Ms. Tuggar received her MFA from Yale University and has exhibited internationally at venues such as the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Barnako Biennale, Mali, among others.