The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Asher Hartman to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, 10/12/2017 for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Asher Hartman generates his theatrical performance works from a radical mixture of intuition, collaboration, psychic/magical practices, and social critique. A graduate of CalArts (MFA ’03) and founder of the Gawdafful National Theater, he has conceived, performed, and directed performance projects at the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Machine Project, Los Angeles, and the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Hartman is based in Los Angeles.
The UNLV Visiting Artist 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.
Purple Electric Play! Machine Project, 2014.
Featured: left to right Drew Thataussie, Jasmine Orpilla, Philip Littell, Chelsea Rector. Puppets by Patrick Ballard.
Photo credit: Marianne Williams