Friday Forum: Emilio Maldonado & Nasheli Juliana, 'Politics of Exchange'

Join us Friday, Feb. 3, at noon in Sverdrup 123 for a lecture by Emilio Maldonado & Nasheli Juliana. These two amazing artist are featured in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery Exhibition “Politics of Exchange," whose opening reception is that evening. 


Gallery Opening:

Please join us on Friday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. as we kick off our spring season with "POLITICS OF EXCHANGE - Emilio Maldonado + Nasheli Juliana ". 


Politics of Exchange is an exploration of the relationship between ownership, property, use, and disposability. It is a reflection about the object, both as a discarded element and as an element of beauty. The exhibition is also about how an entire country can be treated as an object whose political, ideological, and economic situations are the fruit and consequence of a stream of failing policies imposed during the twentieth century with the purpose of serving as an experiment for social theories of health, economics, and population control.


Any object, at first glance, can be perceived as devoid of political implications. Nevertheless, when observed more closely, the object cannot be detached from the history of its composing materials as well as the social circumstances that inspired its design. We, as consumers, tend to take for granted the object’s acquisition, storage, and disposal and dismiss in the same way all the lives and stories attached to the object. 


Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González


Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico . With sixteen years in the fashion industry, Nasheli’s design experience includes working as technical designer, draper, tailoring and fine sewing techniques for different designers based in New York, Italy, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She also performs as an assistant design professor for Lindenwood University's fashion design program, as well as a freelance designer and as the owner of Nasheli Juliana fashion label. 


Emilio Maldonado


Born in San Pedro de Macorís, República Dominicana, in 2004 studied Fine Arts and Illustration at Altos de Chavon, affiliated with Parsons the New School for Design. In 2008 pursued a BFA in Painting at Escuela de Artes Plásticas of Puerto Rico, in San Juan Puerto Rico being acknowledged in 2011 with the Carlos Collazo Scholarship. Also performing as part of the local film industry as art department and costume department assistant, art teacher, as well as a adjunct professor at Turabo International School of Design and Architecture on Gurabo, PR. He obtained a BFA in painting while still actively participating on Puerto Rico art scene. In 2013, he obtained a Painting MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has participated in the 27 Santo Domingo Visual Arts Biennial while participating in SECAC Members Show in Greensboro, NC and others.


All Cecille R. Hunt Gallery events are free and open to the public. Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University is located at 8342 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm


For more information please call 314-246-7171 or 314-246-7957

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sverdrup Complex, 123
8300 Big Bend Boulevard, 63119

Event Type

Art & Performances, Hunt Gallery


Departments, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Art

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