Tuesdays at the IMRC – Sam Van Aken Tuesday 11/13


Sam Van Aken Tuesday 11/13 in the IMRC APPE space from 7pm to 8:30pm

Free Events / Open to All Ages

The Intermedia MFA program is excited to continue their fall 2017 visiting artist lectures series, known as Tuesdays at the IMRC. This year’s visiting artist roster promises the community a robust season of contemporary artists from across the country and around the world. Our fifth event on November 14th at 7:00p.m. is with Sam Van Aken featuring an artist presentation in the IMRC APPE space.  You can find more details on the IMRC website here: http://intermediamfa.org/fall-2017/

Sam Van Aken uses performance, video, and installation to distort expectations and force critical encounters. “I approach art as a situation, rather than creating an image and having people perceive it,” he has said. Van Aken creates works that are multi-sensory and often large in both scale and ambition. This approach is epitomized in one of his best-known works, Tree of 40 Fruit, in which the artist grafted multiple species of stone fruit onto one tree in hopes of producing new varieties of fruit and a tree that would yield vivid, polychromatic foliage. Contrasting established methods with experimental applications, the speculative work relies on the centuries-old technology of grafting to create new forms of flora and raise issues about ecosystems and biodiversity.More Details:  https://www.samvanaken.com/

Please visit our Website for more info:  http://intermediamfa.org/fall-2017/