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ArtsWest: Towards a Conceptual Atlas

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

The artist Lukas Felzmann will talk about his current project called A Conceptual Atlas of California. A current Guggenheim Fellow and also an Affiliated Scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Lukas Felzmann is working on a new archive of the state. As the project is in progress Lukas will focus on his process as a photographer and share thoughts about art and science.  Is there a place for an analogue archive in these virtual times? How does an artists struggle in the field and the studio? While contemplating this, Lukas will take us on a tour of unpublished photographs from the current project.


Felzmann will be joined in conversation by Jennie Waldow, a Lane Center graduate researcher. Waldow is a PhD candidate in the department of Art and Art History, and studies postwar American and European art, with a focus on 1960s and 1970s Conceptualism. She has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles Nomadic Division, and her areas of interest include Fluxus, artist's books and ephemera, political activism, and commercial procedures. She is currently at work on a dissertation about the American artist Allen Ruppersberg (b. 1944). In particular, the project focuses on Ruppersberg’s engagement with the nebulous medium category of ephemera, defined by media scholar Mary Desjardins as “throw-away[s] which [are] not thrown away.


(Featured Image: Devil's Slide, Lukas Felzmann)


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