Conceptual artist and educator Fred Wilson follows Michael Snow in presenting the next DASHA SHENKMAN LECTURE IN CONTEMPORARY ART, taking place Wednesday March 23 at the University of Guelph.
The artist will present a lecture highlighting his museum installations of the past 25 years. Wilson is known internationally for works which infiltrate museum structures and art historical canons through the medium of display. For the 2016 Dasha Shenkman Lecture, he will also discuss his recent sculptures in bronze and glass, which investigate the symbolism and meaning of the color black. In these works, inspired by historic design, art, and literature, Wilson creates both baroque and simple forms that speak to contemporary times.
Border Crossings’ latest issue discusses the artist’s work in a feature interview. Also in the issue is 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award recipient Angela Grauerholz. Issue 137 can be ordered online here.