Allan McCollum. Over 10,000 Individual Works 1987/88.
Talks About His Work
NSCAD Public Lecture Series
Friday, February 8th, 2002
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
5163 Duke Street, Bell Auditorium, 4th floor,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the fourth of this year's Public Lecture Series Speakers, Allan McCollum. Allan McCollum's objects, created in large quantities and often filling large spaces, question the status of the artwork in the age of mass production, duplication and replication. The relationship that objects have to each other, the organization of objects, and the sameness but uniqueness of objects are some of the recurring themes seen from his exhibits Surrogate Paintings, Perpetual Photos, Perfect Vehicles, Over 10,000 Individual Works, and most recently, Natural Copies and Visible Markers. Major galleries and museums around the world have hosted his work in well over 200 exhibitions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at The White House in Washington D.C.
Allan McCollum will discuss work made since the late 1960's. Internationally acclaimed, he has been collected throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Canada and Israel. His work has been discussed in numerous major publications since 1970 including Artforum, Sculpture, Arts, Art in America, and October.
In conjunction with the Public Lecture Series, the College Library has prepared a Lecture Series Resource Centre containing biographical information about the lecturers, as well as selected essays and texts that relate to their lecture topics. These resources offer the public an excellent opportunity to research the lecturers and their topics in advance of the lecture. The College Library (5163 Duke Street) is open Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 10:00pm, Fridays 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm - 8:00pm.
The College has a long-standing tradition of inviting visitors and guests to the campus to enhance the creative and critical education and research opportunities for its students, faculty, and interested members of the public. The Public Lecture series builds on that tradition by furthering the awareness of visual arts to a broader community. The College gratefully appreciates the generous contribution of the Craig Foundation, and support by the Canada Council for the Arts for making the 2001-2002 Public Lecture Series possible.
Visit: Allan McCollum Website
For more information please contact:
Jay Walsh, Coordinator of Communications
Phone: (902) 494 8244
Fax: (902) 425 3240