FREE THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES
FEBRUARY 24, MARCH 2 and 16, 2000,
This three-part series examines
artistic practices that resist the forces of commodification in today's
consumer society and sidestep the "lowest common denominator" mind-set
that mainstream success normally requires.
FEBRUARY 24, AUDITORIUM
LA VIE BOHÈME: BOHEMIAN VALUES, POPULIST POLITICS, AND THE NEW
The Burning Man Project, a temporary city constructed annually in Nevada's
Black Rock Desert, attracted a population of more than 23,000 participants
in 1999. Now in its 10th year, this enormous, ephemeral metropolis is
a singular public art event that gives new meaning to the phrase "site-specific
installation." Founder-director Larry Harvey discusses Burning
Man as a populist extension of San Francisco's underground art scene,
addressing several of the key concepts that define this noncommercial
experiment in the production of new culture: creativity versus commodification,
the social context of creative effort, and the relationship of "outsider"
art to the institutionally sanctioned mainstream.
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COMIC-BOOK ARTIST PETER BAGGE
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