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Detail from Fernanda Laguna’s “Goodbye” (2018), installation view from Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020 (photo by David Hale)

If someone showed you who they were, would you look? What might you learn from looking?

In her first solo US exhibition, Argentinian artist Fernanda Laguna invites us into her world, allowing us to see through her eyes with her writing, painting, community work, and activism. She is many different artists — pulling from many disciplines — and she is one of those artists who have a cult following in their home country, but is still under-recognized around the world. 

Laguna’s point of view parallels the American context, being concerned with familiar issues of inequality, community, appropriation, and feminism. Yet, through a highly personal style, she offers us a unique reality: a collection of thoughts, feelings, and experiences drawn from a specific culture, time, and place. Through her perspective, we see a world familiar, yet wholly unique; personal, but nearly universal.

Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody is on view at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia, now through January 10, 2021. 

For more information on the show, free tickets, and other exhibitions, visit icavcu.org

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