Visiting Artist: Karthik Pandian

7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
American artist Karthik Pandian makes works in moving image, sculpture and performance. Questions of history, migration and the built environment motivate his research into subjects ranging from pre-Columbian mound-building cultures, race and the aesthetics of the avant-garde and camel choreography as an analogy for political movement. He says about his work, “I rub the monument like a magic lamp, polishing it into a mirror for our times, such that we may see ourselves, albeit darkly – both as ourselves and reversed.” Pandian has held solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bétonsalon, Paris, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, and White Flag Projects, St. Louis, amongst others. His work was featured in the inaugural Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum and La Triennale: Intense Proximity at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris as well as in group exhibitions such as Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Film as Sculpture at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; and the 4th Marrakech Biennial, Higher Atlas. Pandian is currently working on a series of exhibitions in sculpture and performance with his collaborator, choreographer Andros Zins-Browne. Atlas Unlimited will be the subject of his talk today. Part of the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series at BU School of Visual Arts.