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Artist Lecture: Alix Pearlstein

Posted Sept. 26, 2013, at 11:17 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.

Press Release

9/21/2013

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the second presenter, Alix Pearlstein, for their Fall 2013 Visiting Artist series co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The artist will present a public lecture on Tuesday October 1st at 7pm in 104 IMRC, Stewart Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Alix Pearlstein’s work in video, installation and performance activates the relationship between camera, viewer, and subject. She works with ensemble groups of actors, mining their subjectivity to foreground the codes of performance. Pearlstein utilizes the legacies of minimalism, structuralist film and postmodern dance to generate resistance between the spatial and psychological. She is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2011 Grants to Artists Award, and is on the faculty of the MFA program at The School of Visual Arts, NYC and serves on the Board of Governors of The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Selected solo exhibitions include Ballroom Marfa, Tx; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; On Stellar Rays, NYC; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; The Kitchen, NYC; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Performances have been seen at The Park Avenue Armory and Salon 94, NYC. Her works have been included in exhibitions at Whitechapel, London; Internationale D’Art De Quebec; The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Annual Exhibition of Visual Art, Ireland; BAM / PFA, Berkeley; SMAK, Ghent; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; ICA Philadelphia; Biennale de Lyon, France; and The Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

For more about the artist please visit: www.alixpearlstein.com

These events are sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the Department of New Media, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Correll Professorship in New Media.

For more information contact Bethany Engstrom at Bethany.engstrom@umit.maine.edu

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