Organized in collaboration with the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale School of Art, this symposium will address the nature of the sculptural object through the physical materials from which sculptures are made. Speakers and respondents will consider the ways in which different materials reconceptualize the sculptural object.
Graduate students will present thirty-minute talks on a diverse array of artists: Barbara Hepworth, Matthew Barney, Janine Antoni, Marc Quinn, Cildo Meireles, Luciano Fabro, and Richard Artschwager, among others. The program includes discussion sessions with curators, conservators, and practicing artists.
Liam Gillick will deliver the keynote lecture. Mr. Gillick attended Goldsmiths College in London, where he received his B.A. in 1987. Numerous solo exhibitions since 1989 include those held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; and the Whitechapel Gallery, London. His work was included in Documenta X and the 50th Venice Biennale. His work is featured in many public and private collections, including the Tate Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Centre Georges Pompidou. Mr. Gillick was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002. Author of numerous critical texts and books, he divides his time between London and New York. Mr. Gillick was appointed critic in sculpture at the Yale School of Art in 2005.
The symposium is free and open to the public; advance registration is recommended but not required. For more information or to register, please email Serena Guerrette at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-432-7192.
Support for this symposium has been generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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