October 19th, Boston: Lecture by Catherine Wagner “Photographs and Public Projects”

© 2011 Catherine Wagner

The Photographic Resource Center
Lecture by Catherine Wagner: Photographs and Public Projects
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 6:30pm
Book signing to follow.
Admission: $10 general | $5 for members & students | free for member institutions

Catherine Wagner will present the last thirty years of her work, concentrating on projects of the last decade. Her work continues to examine both the built environment and institutional archival repositories. Most recently, Wagner incorporated the photographic image into large civic structures, such as the new San Francisco subway.  She will discuss her conceptual strategies, which involve research, installation, and appropriation. For over three decades, Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She has examined institutions as various as art museums, science labs, the home, and Disneyland. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls ‘the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves.'”

BU College of Arts & Sciences, Room 522
705 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

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