Art Talk: “Topic Wheel”

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Michael Rakowitz: Topic Wheel © Courtesy of the Artist and SITE Santa Fe
Art Talk: “Topic Wheel”

1606 Paseo de Peralta
87501 Santa Fe
July 6th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Artist talk
Mon-Tue 10-5
$10 general admission // $5 members, students // Free for members at the $125 level and above

Unconventional talk using prompts for discussion chosen by the spinning of a topic wheel

SITElab artist Michael Rakowitz presents an unconventional artist talk using his topic wheel. Audience members are invited to spin the wheel and the artist talk is shaped by the topics that are randomly selected.

Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973, New York) is an artist living and working in Chicago. In 1998 he initiated paraSITE, an ongoing project in which the artist custom builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior outtake vents of a building’s heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and Kunstraum Innsbruck. Rakowitz is Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University and is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Jane Lombard Gallery, New York; and Barbara Wien Galeriein Berlin.

SITE Santa Fe presents a solo exhibition of Chicago-based, Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz in the SITElab through August 18, 2018. In his work, Michael Rakowitz attempts to undo the cultural erasure of Iraq and recreate antiquities that have been destroyed, looted, and removed from Iraq’s museums and ancient sites.

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