Guest artist Trevor Paglen will present a lecture entitled, “The Last Pictures” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Hartford's Wilde Auditorium. The talk, which is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series, is free and open to the public, and is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund.
Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways of seeing and interpreting the world around us. His work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the 2009 Istanbul Biennial; the 2012 Liverpool Biennial; and numerous other solo and group exhibitions.
Paglen is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects including experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, photography, and visuality. His most recent book, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of deep-time, politics, and art.
He has received grants and awards from the Smithsonian, Art Matters, Artadia, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the LUMA Foundation, the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, and the Aperture Foundation.
He holds a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley, an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley. He lives and works in New York.
For more information, contact Karen DeGrace, executive assistant to the dean of the Hartford Art School, at 860.768.4392, or firstname.lastname@example.org.