Politics of Exchange is a collaborative project conceived by husband and wife Ortiz and Maldonado and was first exhibited in 2017 at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Politics of Exchange explores 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.
This project is an observation of Puerto Rico’s political and economic panorama. A Carribbean island committed to the idea of the American Dream, Puerto Rico has been deprived of both freedom of choice and inclusion in the attainment of that dream.
Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With his first national theatre standup comedy tour sold out and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar.
His third hour standup special Comedy Camisado is currently streaming on Netflix. He is also a cast member on Comedy Central's hit series Broad City, as well as the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Buress is a favorite on the late-night circuit and has written for NBC’s Saturday Night Live as well as 30 Rock. He recently appeared in the comedy feature Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, wrapped Baywatch for Paramount studios and Spider-Man: Homecoming film for Sony and Marvel. He also lent his voice to the animated films The Secret Life of Pets and Angry Birds.
An in-depth exploration of the mythical cephalopod and its real-life counterparts with Executive Vice President and COO of the Center for Aquatic Sciences, Angela Wenger.
CLASH OF THE TITANS follows Zeus’s mortal son Perseus, who discovers his destiny to rescue and marry beautiful princess Andromeda, but only after passing a series of perilous tests. Over-the-top and relentlessly entertaining, this adventure features an exceptional cast and enough face-offs to fill a movie twice its length. But the real star of the show is special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, whose eye-popping stop-motion animation brings to life such creatures as snake-haired Medusa, winged horse Pegasus, and, of course, the giant, tentacled Kraken.
Science on Screen pairs screenings of classic, cult, sci-fi, and documentary films with presentations by experts from the world of science. Each film is a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research in a manner that engages all audiences.