ARTSpeak: Shadow Puppets with Daniel Bejar and Michael David Murphy

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In our interview, Daniel Bejar describes the origins of Operation Guest, a performance he documented in Mexico that commandeered the tropical escape of a dictator’s prodigal son. Image courtesy the artist.

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Episode 66: Our editor speaks with Michael David Murphy and Daniel Bejar, two artists featured in the exhibition Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices at Georgia State University’s Welch School of Art. Phoning in from New York, Bejar goes into detail about Operation Guest, his part-performance, part-photographic fiction inspired by a true story involving the son of dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi. Murphy describes his response to Daniel’s work, sharing more than one moment of laughter, along with some background for Unphotographable, Murphy’s series currently on view. Shadow Puppets continues at GSU’s Welch School Galleries through Friday, February 8, with a closing reception 7-9PM, Thursday, February 7.


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This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.