Scott Hocking: Site-Specific Artist from Detroit, 23.5.2023. ALU

Lokacija predavanja: velika sala Akademije likovnih umjetnosti u Sarajevu

Vrijeme predavanja: utorak 23.5.2023.u 10h

Scott Hocking is a Detroit-basedartistwho creates site-specific installations, sculptures, public artworks, videos and photography projects, often using found materials and neglected locations. For over 25 years, he has lived and worked as an artist in Detroit City, the auto capital of America, known internationally as the symbol of post-industrial metropolises. His artwork is inspired by subjects ranging from ancient mythologies to current events, and focus on transformation, ephemerality, chance, the cycles of nature, and patterns of human behavior through time. His site-specific works begin with a deep-dive into the history of each site, the people, the layers of time and materials available there, and attempt to intersect our present time with the past. His works can utilize anything from cast bronze to found objects, reclaimed wood to 3D printed composites, welded steel to recycled plastics, incorporating mixed media, photography, video, drawing, and a variety of sculptural mediums.

His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including institutions such as the Van Abbemuseum, the Kunst-Werke Institute, Kunsthalle Wien, and the Gare St Sauveur of Lille, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art, the School of the Art Institute Chicago, the ASU Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Mattress Factory Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, and the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. His projects have been featured in Artforum, ArtNet, Art 21, The New York Times, Forbes, Frieze, Time, Sculpture, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, Bad At Sports, Vice, The Brooklyn Rail, The Art Newspaper, Modern Art Notes, The Art Assignment, The Wall St Journal, The Atlantic, Beaux Arts, der Standard, La Repubblica, BBC Radio 4, National Geographic, PBS Newshour, Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, among others. He has received awards such as a Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Fellowship, a Kresge Artist Fellowship, a Knight Arts Challenge Grant, and an Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, as well as residency grants in France, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and throughout the United States.

His lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts (University of Sarajevo) is organized in collaboration with KRAK Center for Contemporary Culture (Bihać).

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