Fiber and Material Studies: Archive
The Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Katarina Weslien is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and publisher. Her work takes form in cross-media installation, immersive experiences, collaborative efforts, video, and photography addressing issues relating to the fragility of cultural memory, imagination, and radical shifts of perspective. She is the Editor of the Moth Press at the Maine College of Art in Portland, with projects including interviews with Alison Knowles and Marina Abramovi?, and publication of Mapping The Intelligence of Visual Work by Anne West. She leads study trips to India focusing on material culture, pilgrimage studies, and contemporary art. Her work has been exhibited internationally, recognized with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Payson Foundation and is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum.
This public lecture is made possible by the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Free with museum admission.