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Studio Lecture Series: Patty Chang on Performance, Narrative, and Hysterical Geographies

Thursday, May 30, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building

Free and open to the public

Patty Chang discusses her practice starting from performance, moving through video, to expanded research projects such as the acclaimed exhibition now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, titled Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-2017, a meditation on mourning, caregiving, geopolitics, and landscape. Chang is an artist working in performance, video, writing, and installation. Her early performance work was influenced by 1960s and '70s performance work, as well as identity politics of the 1980s and '90s. More recently, her work has been focused on site-specific, performative, narrative projects that deal with cultural imaginaries. Chang’s work has a capacity to explore complex subjects nearly simultaneously, as does life. Learn more about her work here.

Born in 1972 in San Leandro, California, Chang received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego, in 1994. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; BAK, Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fri Art Centre d’Art de Freibourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Her work received a 2003 award from the Rockefeller Foundation and a 2012 Creative Capital award. In 2008, she was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize and a Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2014, Chang was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow. She recently received the Anonymous Was a Woman Award in 2018.

The Studio Lecture Series is sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio Art.

Image: Patty Chang, Still from Invocation for a Wandering Lake, Part I, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

VISITOR INFORMATION: Oshman Hall is located in the McMurtry Building of the Stanford campus at 355 Roth Way. Visitor parking is free after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and ride the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

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