Grid and Gradient: An Artist Talk by Sam Lewitt

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
5:30 PM

Room 102, Frederic Lasserre Building
6333 Memorial Road, UBC

Sam Lewitt’s talk in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC will introduce several recent exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, as a way into a constellation of problems concerning the location of artistic practice. Lewitt’s interest in cutting across existing, sited infrastructures with translations of their global standards suggests the question: how to unsettle those material processes and relations whereby the grid prescribes a place in which a grade describes a performance.

Sam Lewitt is a New York-based artist whose recent solo exhibitions include the Swiss Institute, New York (2016), Kunsthalle Basel (2016) and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2015). With Richard Birkett, he organized the exhibition and Materials and Money and Crisis at MUMOK, Vienna (2013).

Event is free and open to the public.

The Distinguished Visiting Artist Program is made possible by the generous support of the Rennie Collection.

Selected writing by Sam Lewitt:


Materials Money Crisis

Questionnaire on Materialisms