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George Ferrandi: The Prosthetics of Joy // Exhibition

Wednesday, March 19-Friday, April 18, 2014

Exhibition: George Ferrandi: “The Prosthetics of Joy,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A free reception is planned for Friday, March 21, 5-7:30pm. New York artist George Ferrandi will exhibit for the first time her project, “The Prosthetics of Joy,” a multimedia, one-act play, where the players, the set and the costumes are indivisible. During the live performance event of “The Prosthetics of Joy,” the artist will reconstruct a specific photograph from the inside out. The photo is of 40 or so children at a party dressed like serious adults, in little suits and fedoras, in the midst of a unanimous and literal jump for joy. The children from the photo will be played by UAB students, faculty and staff. Ferrandi’s work has been performed and exhibited around the country. She has received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fundwinners for Performance Art, the Mid Atlantic Arts Council and the RISD Part-time Faculty Association. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Brooklyn Rail and The Huffington Post. Ferrandi teaches sculpture and performance art at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Virginia Commonwealth University. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday; and closed on Sunday and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at

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