Robert Barry, spring 2015 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist

Robert Barry, spring 2015 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist

Hunter College

Robert Barry in the faculty cafeteria, Hunter College,
ca. late 1970s. Courtesy of Robert Barry.
March 6, 2015
Robert Barry, spring 2015 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist

Wednesday March 11, 2015, 7pm

Hunter College 
MFA Campus
Public Assembly Space, 2nd Floor
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

In conjunction with the exhibition Robert Barry: All the things I know… 1962 to the present, the Hunter College Department of Art and Art History and the Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to announce a public lecture by Robert Barry, the spring 2015 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7pm in the 2nd Floor Public Assembly Space of the Hunter College MFA Campus, located at 205 Hudson Street (entrance on Canal Street between Hudson and Greenwich).

Robert Barry (b. 1936, American) is widely regarded as one of the founders of American Conceptualism. Since the 1960s, Barry has investigated the conditions of art and perception, using such unconventional materials as radio waves, electromagnetic energy fields, inert gases, and even telepathy. In so doing, Barry has consistently questioned traditional assumptions about art and challenged viewer’s expectations. He received his BFA and MA from Hunter College, where he also taught from 1964 to 1979. Since his first solo exhibition in 1964, Barry’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and internationally. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others. Barry currently lives and works in Teaneck, New Jersey.

About the Judith Zabar Visiting Artists program
In November 2007, Hunter College received a generous commitment to establish the Judith Zabar Visiting Artist program fund. The fund has allowed Hunter to bring a series of internationally recognized artists to campus to work directly with students in the MFA program, in master classes, critical seminars, and private tutorials, providing students with the unique opportunity to interact with top practitioners in the field. Zabar Visiting Artists also present public lectures where they discuss their work, engage in conversation with members of Hunter’s faculty, and with Hunter’s broader student community and the general public.

Past Zabar artists have included: Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Julie Ault, Peter Doig, Charles Gaines, Alfredo Jaar, Joan Jonas, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Tracey Moffatt, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul Pfeiffer, William Pope L., Walid Ra’ad, Doris Salcedo, Shahzia Sikander, Fred Tomaselli, Nari Ward, and Carrie Mae Weems.

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