February 27, 2019

Ann Hamilton appointed Jane Fortune lecturer and headlining exhibition by Christine Sciulli

Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

View of Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread, Park Avenue Armory 2012. Photo: Thibault Jeanson.

Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI will present the 2019 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture with Ann Hamilton on Wednesday, March 6, kicking off a spring exhibition season headlined by New York-based artist Christine Sciulli.

A recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," Hamilton has created large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performances in numerous spaces around the world for more than 30 years. Most recently, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority commissioned her to create a marble mosaic for the World Trade Center Cortlandt Street subway station, which reopened September 8, 2018—17 years after it was destroyed on 9/11. The project, CHORUS, fills the station's walls with woven phrases of text from nationally and internationally authored declarations of human rights and independence.

During the lecture at Herron, Hamilton will discuss her wide-ranging processes and use of materials along with the themes she has drawn upon throughout her artistic career.

The headlining exhibition opening in the Galleries at Herron this spring features a site-specific installation by New York-based artist Christine Sciulli. Known for her use of projected light to activate and shape space, Sciulli takes over Herron's 3,000-square-foot Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries to create an immersive experience. Sciulli's exhibition opens March 6 and runs through April 20.

Also on view March 6–May 18: A solo presentation of Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing's 2010 video installation, Bully, and an exhibition featuring the characters and imagery of illustrator and stop-motion animator Chris Sickels, aka Red Nose Studio.

The lecture and the opening reception for the exhibitions are free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8pm in Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St. The Galleries at Herron, located in Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus, are free and open to the public from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 8pm Wednesdays.

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About the Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture
The Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture brings internationally acclaimed female artists to Indianapolis. The lecture series is made possible by a gift from Indiana philanthropist Jane Fortune—author, art historian, and founder of Advancing Women Artists. Past guest speakers include María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Deborah Butterfield, Eleanor Antin, Faith Ringgold, and most recently, Carrie Mae Weems.

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