The Department of Art and the Barrick Museum welcome artist Jenny Odell as a guest speaker of the 2016 UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
With scientific attention to detail, San Francisco artist Jenny Odell sorts the minutiae of Google maps and real-life junk piles into catalogues of historic inquiry, recontextualizing the detritus of our everyday world. Her work has appeared at the East Wing in Dubai, the Made in NY Center, NY, Les Rencontres D’Arles in France, Belgium’s Fotomuseum Antwerpen, and as a specially commissioned mural on the outer walls of a Google data center in Oklahoma.
The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Lectures take place every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.
Image credit: Jenny Odell, The Bureau of Suspended Objects, 2015, ongoing