TBA: Lola Arias
Since TBA has grown into an international festival, we asked curators from around the country to give us the inside scoop on their favorite artists. Read more of their picks.
"I have admired the past theater works and art installations of interdisciplinary artist Lola Arias and was captivated last year when I caught a video of her newest acclaimed work, El Ano que naci (The Year I Was Born), an exploration of how a generation makes sense of history several decades after a time of violent turmoil. While grounded in Chile’s modern history of revolution and dictatorship, its distinctive real life cast under Arias’ direction conveys a deep humanity, a work of universal resonance." —Philip Bither, senior curator of performing arts at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center
"The Lola Arias piece is one of the most powerful and moving performances I have seen in recent years, and it is being presented exactly 40 years after the September 1973 coup in Chile." —Mark Murphy, executive director at Calarts' contemporary art center, REDCAT