Friday December 13th, 2013 - 10:00 am (25 total times)
Lawrence Weiner is a central figure of Conceptual art, a movement that emphasizes the artist's idea as the work of art over its material and aesthetic existence as an object. Weiner's "Bent to a Straight and Narrow at a Point of Passage," is an important addition to the UMFA's permanent collection of contemporary art and represents a canonical moment in art history. Visit umfa.utah.edu/lawrenceweiner for information.
Friday December 13th, 2013 - 10:00 am (21 total times)
salt 8 will feature the work of Shigeyuki Kihara, a prominent artist based in New Zealand. Kihara investigates the complexities of cultural identity, colonialism, representation, gender roles, and spirituality through performance, photography, and video. In the UMFA's salt gallery, Kihara will present large-scale looping projections of her 2012 videos Galu Afi and Siva in Motion. Inspired by the traditional Samoan dance Taualuga, both videos are lamentations for the loss caused by the 2009 tsunami as well as poetic meditations on Samoa's colonial past and future climate change. Adjacent to the salt gallery, Kihara will stage a photographic intervention with our Pacific Island collection. Visit umfa.utah.edu/exhibitions_future for informatoin.