Lectures & Symposia

John Gerrard: Animated Scene Lecture at the University of New Mexico

January 25, 2017
Digital & Media Art

The Foundation, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum, presents John Gerrard: Animated Scene, a lecture event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm in Garcia Honda Auditorium, George Pearl Hall at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his lecture, artist John Gerrard will present live simulations of several works, including Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014, an acclaimed artist-designed LED wall installation, supported by the Thoma Foundation and the Public Art Fund, at Lincoln Center, New York (pictured). This event is free and open to the public.

The artist is best known for his commitment to large-scale works that take the form of real-time computer simulations, created in painstaking detail over the course of many months or years. Often exploring geographically isolated locations, as in his work for the 53rd Venice Biennale that featured large-scale projections based on documentation of the agrarian American Great Plains, the works frequently refer to structures of power and networks of energy that have made possible the expansion of human endeavor in the past century.

Gerrard’s Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez, Richfield, Kansas), 2008, is currently on view at Art House as part of the Mouse in the Machine exhibition.

For further information about John Gerrard see johngerrard.net and a video with the artist on the Tate website.


Garcia Honda Auditorium / George Pearl Hall is located across from the Frontier Restaurant on Central and Cornell Ave. From I-25 North or South, exit Central Avenue and travel east for approximately 1 mile. Take a left onto Stanford. Paid parking is available at the parking garage on the corner of Stanford and Redondo.

For more information visit http://unmartmuseum.org/events/ or call 505.277.6769.

If you were unable to attend the lecture or would like to re-watch it, the video is available here: https://vimeo.com/210834875

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