Visiting Artist: Liz Glynn

6:30 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018
8:00 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Liz Glynn’s multi-dimensional practice reanimates historic moments and looks critically at our contemporary material relationship to these events. Her works have been inspired by topics spanning a broad chronological and geographical spectrum, including the Egyptian Revolution, Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes, rare collections in the Metropolitan Museum, and the Trojan Empire. Her participatory performances are frequently coupled with series of sculptural objects inspired by artifacts, deliberately constructed from flimsy and disposable materials. Glynn, who has an enduring interest in cycles of emergence and decline in civilization and their presentations, has been linked with the legacy of Conceptual Art and Institutional Critique. Originally from Boston, Glynn returns to the city for Open House, a site-specific, outdoor sculptural installation on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Kenmore Square. In this lecture, Glynn will discuss the project along with other recent works, including her massive installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). This lecture is co-sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative and Now + There.