Thursday, April 2, 2009
Lecture TONIGHT at Sego!
Remember that TONIGHT at 7pm, Marisa Olson will be lecturing at the Sego Art Center. We will actually be just one door South of the art center, where legion skate shop used to be.
Make sure you come early, as we will be starting on time at 7pm, and so you can get a good seat.
If you only go to one lecture this year at Sego, this would be a good one to attend.
Below is a bio of Marisa, in case you were wondering why we brought her out here. She is truly a scholar of new media art, and will be speaking about our April exhibit, FORMS OF MELANCHOLY, an international new media group exhibit curated by Chris Coy.
"Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation within pop culture, and the aesthetics of failure.
Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens, Greece), Edith Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst/ Montevideo, the British Film Institute, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. She is also a founding member of the Nasty Nets "internet surfing club" whose new DVD recently premiered at the New York Underground Film Festival. Her work has been written about in ArtForum, Art in America, Folha de Sao Paolo, Liberation-Paris, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. While Wired has called her both funny and humorous, the New York Times has called her "anything but stupid." Marisa studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College-London, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Her critiques of contemporary art and digital visual culture have extended to writing for Flash Art, Art Review, Afterimage, Planet, and Art on Paper and to curating exhibitions and programs at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, White Columns, Artists Space, the Performa Biennial, SF Camerawork, and Rhizome.
Marisa was born in Germany and lives in New York."
See you at the lecture!
and dont forget... Gallery Stroll is both tomorrow, and the next post ;)