Monday, April 16, 4:30 p.m.
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Join us for a lecture and brief question-and-answer session with artist Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
In this lecture Trotman will discuss the Guggenheim’s recent exhibition Found in Translation, which gathered works in video and photography to investigate ways that cultural difference can be articulated through language and text. How might the notion of translation serve as a model and metaphor, opening a discursive field in which the terms of identity—class, race, religion, sexuality—are negotiated, and meaning is generated? And how can such questions be articulated through the format of a museum exhibition? Beyond more theoretical concerns, Trotman’s talk will provide insight into the logistics behind an exhibition’s production, from concept to checklist to installation.