An­thony Has­sett: Im­ages from the Western Lands

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2014, Chi­nese ink and acrylic glaze

Phil Space, 1410 Sec­ond St., 505-983-7945 Poet and art critic An­thony Has­sett, among the last dis­ci­ples of the Beats, has spent his life as a non­con­formist, a dis­si­dent whose art­work hon­ors artists, ac­tivists, and rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies and re­flects a pur­suit of civil dis­obe­di­ence. “His life con­tin­ues to em­body Mar­cuse’s ‘Great Re­fusal,’ and has found him var­i­ously in jail cells with in­fa­mous po­lit­i­cal dis­si­dents; in the sa­lons of Nepalese po­ets and pho­tog­ra­phers; de­ported from Morocco; ar­rested in Athens; in de­ten­tion by Bri­tish mil­i­tary in caves be­neath the Rock of Gi­bral­tar,” writes artist Erin Cur­rier, cit­ing just a few of the many events that have formed Has­sett’s ex­pe­ri­ence. The exhibition Peo­ple Are Ter­rific opens Fri­day, Dec. 2, with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion.

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