Artist Talk A Window to Europe: Hoesy Corona & Alanna Reeves

A Window to Europe © Studio Werken

Wed, 10/06/2021

5:30 PM

Plain Sight DC

The Goethe-Institut Washington and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain cordially invite you to a “Meet and Greet the Artists.”

Hoesy Corona and Alanna Reeves, who artistically interpreted the illustration books Unfollow by German author Lukas Jüliger and La Ciudad by Spanish author Roser Capdevila in the framework of the project A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art by the EUNIC Cluster DC in partnership with Plain Sight DC.

Hoesy Corona and Alaana Reeves will present their work in front of Plain Sight DC on October 6, 2021, at 5:30pm, and engage in discussion about their art works with the audience.

The Goethe-Institut Washington and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain invite guests to continue the conversation at a small reception at Sonny’s Pizza (3120 Georgia NW) shortly after. Each guest will be invited to one free drink.
RSVP Hoesy Corona is an uncategorized queer Latinx artist of Mexican descent living and working in the United States. He creates work across a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video. He develops otherworldly narratives centering marginalized individuals in society by exploring a process based practice that investigates what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. He choreographs large scale performances and installations that oftentimes silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, celebration, and the climate crisis are present throughout his work. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and abroad. He is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lukas Jüliger is an artists, comic book artist, illustrator and author living and working in Berlin. He studied illustration in Hamburg and Paris. In 2013, he published his first novel Vacuum, convincing both critics and readers of his immense talent. His graphic novels are published through Reprodukt, Carlsen, and various international publishers.

Alanna Reeves is a Washington, DC-based artist and writer. She is a 2015 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a BFA in Illustration and Concentration in History of Art and Visual Culture. This study has resulted in a focus on origins, identity discontinuity, the idealization of the homeland, and mental health. These themes are reflected through a means of painting, printmaking, narrative, and, when fortunate, food.

Roser Capdevila is an artist, writer and illustrator. As an artist, she created graphics, oil paintings and watercolours; in 1980, she devoted herself to illustration, especially for children and young adults. Since 1990, she has been involved in the production of The Triplets animated series. Her works have been translated into all major languages. In 2010, she received the Spanish Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts and the Medal of Honour of the Parliament of Catalonia.