Open to the public. Free with admission. Free for Members and Students with ID.
The 2017 symposium, which aims to expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture in its many forms, will address themes related to the work of the 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, Pierre Huyghe. Known for his multifarious practice encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines, bringing music, cinema, dance, and theater into contact with biology and philosophy, and incorporating time-based elements that vary in intensity—as diverse as fog, ice, parades, rituals, automata, computer programs, video games, dogs, bees, and microorganisms—Huyghe has consistently sought new ways to bring together unconventional and heterogeneous materials into a practice exceeding the sum of its many parts.
Keynote Speaker Nicolas Bourriaud : Director of La Panacée art center, Montpellier, France.
Moderator Pavel Pys: Curator of Visual Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Wine reception to follow at 4 pm.