Visiting Artist: Karthik Pandian

Starts:
7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Ends:
9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cfa/graduate-painting/lecture-series/
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.