May 2017


Ann Hamilton

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Ann Hamilton, "the event of a thread," 2012-2013, multi-media installation, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory, New York. Photograph by Thibault Jeanson. Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

Ann Hamilton, a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surround of her large-scale multi-media installations, investigates the places and forms underpinning live, tactile, visceral and face-to-face experiences in a media saturated world. Her work responds to the architecture and social history of specific sites, often centering on the ephemeral acts of reading, speaking and listening. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Hamilton is the Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University, where she has served on the faculty since 2001. She represented the United States at the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal and at the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world.

In this talk, Hamilton will discuss a selection of projects, with special focus on her text concordances in works such as stylus (2010) and in recent photographs.

Ann Hamilton is the Roy Lichtenstein Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017.

The lecture will be held in English.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.