A Pop-Up Studio Tour with Artist Warren Neidich

A Pop-Up Studio Tour with Artist Warren Neidich

Warren Neidich

Studio Tour with Warren Neidich
26 Feb 2021 - 1:00pm

This pop-up studio visit, hosted by Victoria Vesna, will follow Neidich through his studio, video performances, neon sculptures and most recent paintings. Neidich will guide us through an entangled journey while he and Vesna discuss the history, context and processes involved.

ABOUT WARREN NEIDICH- Having studied photography, neuroscience, medicine and architecture, Warren Neidich brings to any discussion platform a unique interdisciplinary position that he calls “trans-thinking.” He currently uses writing, theory, and multimedia text-based neon sculptures to create cross- pollinating conceptual works that reflect upon situations at the border zone of art, science, politics and social justice. His performative and sculptural work the “Pizzagate Neon” (2018), a large hanging neon light sculpture, recently on display at the 2019 Venice Biennial, analyzed the relations of Fake News, the networked attention economy, accelerating technology, and their possible combined effect upon the architecture of the brain. His recent conceptual project Drive-By-Art (Public Sculpture in This Moment of Social Distancing) just opened on the South Fork of Long Island and Los Angeles to acclaim including reviews in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Art Newspaper, Time Out and Los Angeles Magazine. He is a former tutor at Goldsmiths College, 2004-2008 and professor of Art at Weissensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, 206-2018. He has lectured at such institutions as Brown University, Harvard, GSD, School of the Chicago Art Institute, Columbia University, La Sorbonne, Paris viii, University of Oxford and Cambridge just to name a few. He is founder and director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (2015-), a theory intensive postgraduate course that attracts students worldwide operating in Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin. This year it addressed the topic of Activist Neuroaesthetics a term he invented to express the power of art alter the socio-political cultural milieu and thereby mutate the conditions of the neural plastic brain with which it is entangled. His latest book The Glossary of Cognitive Activism was reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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