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Artists Now! Lecture Series at UWM: Michael Rakowitz, Feb. 4

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  • Polly Morris
    UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Visual Art Artists Now! Lecture Series February 4, 2009 at 7 pm MICHAEL RAKOWITZ: THREE PROJECTS Arts Center Lecture
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2009
      UWM Peck School of the Arts
      Department of Visual Art
      Artists Now! Lecture Series

      February 4, 2009 at 7 pm
      MICHAEL RAKOWITZ: THREE PROJECTS

      Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
      Free and open to the public.

      Complete information at: http://arts.uwm.edu/visualart

      Michael Rakowitz will discuss three of his projects: Return, in which he
      resurrected his Iraqi grandfather's import-export business to import
      Iraqi dates to the US, the first such shipment in more than 25 years;
      The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, the artist's attempt to
      reconstruct the archeological artifacts looted from the National Museum
      of Iraq in April 2003; and paraSITE, in which Rakowitz used the exterior
      ventilation systems of existing architectural structures to create a
      temporary homeless shelter. Rakowitz will unpack the works' common
      process while plotting their components, relating the projects'
      trajectories beginning with the observations from which they stem to
      the ongoing nature of their dialogue with the public.

      Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973, New York) is an artist based in Chicago and
      New York City. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including
      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 Lombard-Freid Projects (NY), Alberto Peola
      Arte Contemporanea (Torino), and Stadtturmgalerie/Kunstraum Innsbruck.
      His public project, Return, was presented by Creative Time in New York.
      He is the recipient of a 2008 Creative Capital Grant for Dark Turquoise,
      a collaboration with artist Emna Zghal; a Sharjah Biennial Jury Award; a
      2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Architecture
      and Environmental Structures; the 2003 Dena Foundation Award, and the
      2002 Design 21 Grand Prix from UNESCO. Rakowitz is an associate
      professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University and a
      contributing editor for Surface Tension: A Journal on Spatial Arts.
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