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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz: Pietà


In her newest performance piece, Orlando-based artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz has chosen to carry out an action of utter simplicity. But it is also an act of incredible endurance, both physical and emotional. Pietà, which will happen at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21st, at the Knowles Chapel at Rollins College, was inspired by Michelangelo’s Renaissance sculpture of the same name portraying the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Jesus after his crucifixion. Raimundi-Ortiz has designed a durational work in which she will hold in her arms 33 young people of color, for three minutes and 33 seconds each. The work confronts her own anxieties as a mother, while offering a space for meditation to those affected by the contemporary climate of …
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