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Lecture and book signing by Martin Patrick

Thursday, August 30th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Join us at University Galleries for a lecture and book signing by Martin Patrick, Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Patrick is an art critic, historian, and writer whose research specifically involves critical writing on interdisciplinary practices and experimental uses of media in the contemporary visual arts. Copies of his new book, Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity, and Social Practice in Contemporary Art, which was published in 2018 by Intellect, will be available for purchase and signing.

Patrick is a regular contributor to and reviewer for a variety of publications, including AfterimageArt MonthlyEyeContact, and the New Zealand Listener.  He received his Ph.D. in the history and theory of art from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and an MFA in photography from the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include “Performative Tactics and the Choreographic Reinvention of Public Space,” Art and the Public Sphere (2011, Intellect), “Unfinished Filliou: On The Fluxus Ethos and the Origins of Relational Aesthetics,” Art Journal (2010, CAA), and “Restlessness and Reception: Transforming Art Criticism in the Age of the Blogosphere,” Drain (2010), www.drainmag.com). Two of his texts were included in the book One Day Sculpture, David Cross and Claire Doherty, eds. (2009, Kerber Verlag). He is an advisory editor for the online journal Drain and a member of the Editorial Board of Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus. He was a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago (2005-07) and an assistant professor in the School of Art, Illinois State University (2001-2007). He has been an external examiner in art history for the University of Auckland, The University of Canterbury, and AUT University. He has delivered his research at many conferences and panels including the College Art Association (CAA), Performance Studies International (PSi), and the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).

This event is co-sponsored by University Galleries and the School of Art. All events at University Galleries are free and open to the public. To arrange an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact University Galleries at (309) 438-5487 or gallery@ilstu.edu.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


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