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A Talk About Turtles | Ruby Friday

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Friday, September 06, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba
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Ruby Fridays

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

In this Ruby Friday talk, artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba guides us through the relationship between economics, desire and contemporary art through the metaphor of a turtle. "This talk will depart from Achilles and the Tortoise paradox as a precise description of how human desire works. As Achilles we project our desires into an object, a turtle, which we are constantly trying to reach, but always fails since we are too close or too far and never in the same place," says Aguilar Ruvalcaba. For those interested, the artist's presentation will be immediately followed by a trip to his exhibition, Who Owns Poverty in México?, in Gallery 235 at the Ruby.

Contact: Katy Clune