30 October 2012
Lecture by Oscar Tuazon
06:00 PM - Lecture
Dinner and Lecture by Oscar Tuazon
06:00 PM - Dining
Price Auditorium; BellyQ
SCA Member - $80
Non-SCA Member - $100
Oscar Tuazon’s earliest projects directly referenced self-sustaining, low-tech designs made within the context of particular subcultures, such as hippie communes from the 1970s. He continues to create sculptures and installations characterized by a “do-it-yourself” aesthetic and a formal relationship to architecture. His 2012 piece For Hire, a series of adaptable, unique modular units, was originally conceived for the Whitney Museum’s first floor exhibition space and later reconfigured as an elevated walkway for a fashion show by the artist K8 Hardy. One of his installation strategies is, he says, to “move into a space, fill it up, push it until something goes wrong.” In 2010 Tuazon transformed the Kunstahalle Bern with one massive modular installation of wooden beams. The existing architecture gave way to his confrontational sculpture, which pierced through walls and spread into multiple gallery spaces. This installation, like many of his other site-specific projects, was created on site in an almost entirely improvisational way.
This evening’s program is generously sponsored by Sotheby’s.
Oscar Tuazon (American, born 1975) lives and works in Paris. He studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. He has had solo shows at The Power Station, Dallas (2011); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2010); Kunsthalle Bern (2010); Seattle Art Museum (2008); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); among others. His work was featured in the MCA Chicago’s 2011 Language of Less group show. His large-scale installations were featured in the Whitney Biennial (2012) and Venice Biennale (2011). In 2007, he co-founded the artist run collective and gallery, Castillo/corrales....» Read More