[GZ]Beyond The Form – Artist Talk by Joel Shapiro(Mar.13)
2013-March-14 Source: www.lifeofguangzhou.com
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When: March 13, Saturday 15:00-17:30

Where: Public Multi-function Hall, Ground Floor, Guangdong Times Museum, Times Rose Garden, Huang Bian Bei Road, Bai Yun Avenue North, Guangzhou

Metro: Exit D, Huangbian Station, Line 2 of Guangzhou Metro

Joel Shapiro is an American sculptor renowned for his dynamic work composed of rectangular shapes. He has executed more than thirty commissions and publicly sited sculptures in major Asian, European and North American cities and has been the subject of more than 160 solo exhibitions and retrospectives internationally. He lives and works in New York City.

Shapiro will discuss his work with an emphasis on the meaning of form. His intent is to develop the idea that form responds to and articulates some human condition that is so essential it transcends culture. His most recent work Now, was commissioned by the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies for the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. Of this work he writes, "The capacity for joyful play and free experimentation is universal and I think, transcends cultural boundaries. It is the very nature of art." His presentation will be accompanied with visual images of earlier and current work.

Schedule:

15:00-16:30 Beyond The Form – Artist Talk by Joel Shapiro

16:30-17:30 Live Music by Kapok Winds and Reception

Shapiro's work will be placed before the new sit of the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou

Speaker Profile

Joel Shapiro was born in New York City in 1941. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from New York University. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1998, and was honored with the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2005. In 2012, Shapiro was elected to membership in the National Academy.

Shapiro's work can be found in numerous public collections in the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery, London, and the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Kapok Winds' Profile

Oboe: Cornelius M. Finke. Erfurt, Germany. Principal Oboist, Guangzhou Symphony

Orchestra

Clarinet: Schyler Fung. Portland, Oregon, USA. Associate Principal Clarinet, Guangzhou

Symphony Orchestra

Bassoon: Michael R. Garza. Mission, Texas, USA. Principal Bassoonist, Guangzhou

Symphony Orchestra

Notice: The lecture is conducted in English with Chinese interpretation. Free entry with limited seats. Please book your seat via email with your name and contact details to info@timesmuseum.org, indicating "Registration for Joel Shapiro's Lecture".

Editor: Jecey
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