Artists at the Institute: Charles Simonds

Institute of Fine Arts - NYU
Sep 29, 2014 4:09PM

On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, at 6:30 PM, please join us online for the first Artists at the Institute lecture of the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Charles Simonds will be our guest, and his talk will be broadcast live on our website.

About the artist: Charles Simonds (1945, New York) has lived and worked in Manhattan since the late 1960s. After studying sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley and Rutgers University, Simonds embarked on his landmark Dwellings series in 1971, building diminutive structures of tiny clay bricks and wood in SoHo and the Lower East Side. Despite their diminutive size and brief, tenuous lifespans, Simonds's works powerfully address our relationships with the natural and built worlds. Since that time he has constructed his enigmatic structures in many other cities, as well as for private collections and museums. He has had major exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world. Simonds has also maintained a robust studio practice, which continues to evolve and change while defining a remarkably coherent oeuvre. Inspired by mentors such as Robert Smithson and companions such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Simondsabsorbed the lessons of Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, and performance while developing a fiercely independent practice that challenges the standard narrative of 1970s experimental art. 

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