Thursday, March 19, 2009

State of the Art: Contemporary Lecture Series featuring Andrea Zittel - April 16, 2009

State of the Art: Contemporary Lecture Series featuring Andrea Zittel
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Frist Center
Auditorium, FREE

The State of the Art lecture series is designed to bring nationally and internationally renowned critics, curators, and artists to Nashville to share their perspectives on current issues and ideas in contemporary art.

Conceptual artist and designer Andrea Zittel conducts experiments that simplify the everyday tasks of our lives. Using her own life as inspiration, she constantly examines and improves her relationship to her domestic and social environment, and ultimately the environments of others as well. Part artist, architect, environmentalist, crafter, nutritionist, engineer, and designer, Zittel possesses an everlasting enthusiasm for her projects.

Zittel received a BFA in painting and sculpture from San Diego State University and an MFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial and her 2005 comprehensive survey Andrea Zittel: Critical Space organized by the New Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Zittel received the 2005 Smithsonian American Art Museum’s annual Lucelia Artist Award. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and Joshua Tree, California, where her A–Z West enterprises is located.

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