Sunday, December 3, 2023


1:30 pm

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Join us as two of the artists featured in “Transform Any Room” introduce their work and themselves through 20-minute illustrated lectures. The artists will then join Senior Curator Laura Burkhalter for a conversation about exhibition themes including domestic space, aesthetics, and labor.

Ange Altenhofen is an interactive sculptor, illustrator, and wearable art maker currently based in rural Iowa. A recent body of work, “The Braille Series,” was conceived following Altenhofen’s diagnosis with a degenerative eye condition that could lead to permanent blindness. Since that diagnosis, she’s developed a keen interest in surfaces and how they define and inform interior space.

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris is a mixed-media artist who employs painting, fiber, performance, video, and music to explore the physical impacts of racial, gender, and class socialization. In form and content, their work poses a philosophical inquiry into the distinction between Self and Other, with the body as a social microcosm of distinct yet discursive dynamics to observe and question. Everything is both permeable and fractile.

This lecture is free to attend, and registration is required.

Program supported by Humanities Iowa, the views and opinions expressed by these programs do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa.

Photo: Left – Ange Alenhofen. Photo by Sharon Wilhite. Right – TJ Dedeaux-Norris. Photo courtesy Emerson Dorsch Gallery.


Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States