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NEXT EVENT: Wednesday October 19 2022
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Design Discussion: Virginia San Fratello

Join us to learn from artist, architect and design activist Virginia San Fratello about emerging techniques in 3D printing technologies. Featured in the current exhibition, “A Country is Not a House,” San Fratello along with her partner, Ronald Rael, has used 3D printing to develop new paradigms for 3D printed architecture and interiors. San Fratello will also share some of their behind-the-scenes research and drawings that built up to the "House United" and "House Divided" installations.

About the Exhibition:

Fusing design with activism, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have spent more than a decade questioning the implications and contradictions of the border wall that divides the United States from Mexico. Structurally and conceptually, the artists undermine and dismantle the wall itself — a symbol of xenophobia and fear — through speculative explorations that promote social, economic and ecological reparations. Their inventive and poignant commentary is a protest against the wall, our most politically polarizing architectural feature, and a projection about its future. Offering new imaginaries, the exhibition features drawings, prints, models, videos and newly commissioned sculptural installations inspired by our region that serve as a reminder of how human beings can transcend the forces that seek to divide us. 

"A Country is Not a House: Ronald Rael + Virginia San Fratello,” curated by ASU Art Museum Curator Brittany Corrales, is supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts with major support from Falcon Designs. Sponsors include Elizabeth and Shane Ginsberg. 

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Image credit: Rael San Fratello, “3D Printed Cabin” (left), “Sexy Beast” (right).

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ASU Art Museum
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