360: Artists, Critics, Curators Speaker Series
Saturday, November 17: 1 pm
FREE with admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. Students $5.
FREE for Members and children 12 and under.
Seating is limited. Reservations required.
The Nasher Sculpture Center brings art world speakers for conversations and lectures about sculptural themes. Learn about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-process behind some of today’s most innovative contemporary artwork, architecture and design.
Richard Wentworth is a chronicler of daily life. Since the 1970s he has played a leading role in British sculpture, isolating both the formal and sculptural qualities of everyday objects. His extensive archive of photographs, ‘Making Do and Getting By’ (1974 onwards), captures the provisional ways in which people modify the world they inhabit. It suggests an infinite syntax of adjustment, modification and appropriation. The neuro-scientist Mark Lythgoe has suggested that the private smile which spectators experience when looking at Wentworth’s work is associated with a deep human capacity to associate the inventive and creative with an internalized highway code for survival.
Immediately following the presentation, guests will enjoy a wine reception. RSVP required. For information and reservations, email 360rsvp@nashersculpturecenter.