Artist Talk: Paul Chan
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson, James Porter, and Anne Walsh.
Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art.
Solo exhibitions of Chan’s work have been held at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, London’s Serpentine Gallery, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and he has been included in major group exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. His art is held in numerous permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was one of six artists invited to make selections for the 2019-20 exhibition Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, the first-ever artist-curated exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim Museum.
Chan’s art takes many forms, including drawing, sculpture, collage, film, video animation, installation, and collaborative site-specific projects. He has worked simultaneously as political activist and artist, engaging with such topics as globalization, inequality, violence, and war.
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Image: Paul Chan by Eric Bowman