AT Towson University’s Department of Art:

Free Performance Lecture Features Dahn Hiuni

The Towson University art department's fall lecture series presents Dahn Hiuni for a performance and lecture called “Performing Identity: The Art of Witnessing Self,” on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room of the University Union at Towson University.

Hiuni will perform a short excerpt from his most recent full-length piece titled "Murmurs and Incantations," and will explore the discursive nature of identity in a lecture following his performance. He portrays his great-grandfather, who was a rabbi in Nazi-occupied Poland and died in 1941. His knowledge of his ancestor comes from family members’ tales.

Hiuni creates public art, mostly in the form of performance. Educated in Israel, England and Canada, He holds summa cum laude M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University. He has presented solo performances at such venerable New York venues as P.S. 122, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space and Artists Space. His work has also been presented at the Cleveland Performance Art Festival, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the Lancaster Museum of Art, and is part of the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center and Franklin Furnace Archives. He has has taught at such institutions as The Museum of Modem Art, the 92nd Street Y, and the National Theater School of Canada. He is currently assistant professor of art education at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Admission is free.

For additional information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 410-704-2787.

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This story was published on September 17, 2003.