Using film and sculpture, artist Masha Vlasova will explore the shifting social, political and historical roles of monuments, public sculptures and yard art in Central Asia and the United States. Her talk will address three modes of public marking within an urban space where previously distinct boundaries become imprecise: Lenin’s monument in Kyrgyzstan, the public works by the American sculptor John Henry and one man’s exquisite yard art collection.
Vlasova is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She holds a masters of fine arts from Yale School of Art. Her photographs, sculptures and films have been exhibited and screened at Smack Mellon, Anthology Archives, Abrons Arts Center and the Border Project Gallery in New York, among others.