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Liz Glynn: Monuments, Mythologies, and Other Things that Fall Apart

  • Boston University, The George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor Boston, MA 02115 (map)

Join Now + There and Boston University in hosting an artist talk, Liz Glynn: Monuments, Mythologies, and Other Things that Fall Apart, by the artist of Open House.

Open House transforms the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Kenmore Square into an open air ruin of a ballroom. In this contemporary re-imagining of a historically exclusive space, Glynn addresses the evolving face of a city: who has access to space in a society that is increasingly divided along socio-economic lines? And how can we use history to shape a different future?

This event is free and open to the public however we appreciate you letting us knowing that you’re coming!

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Liz Glynn creates sculpture, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present tense. Her work seeks to explore the individual agency within complex superstructures in the face of an increasingly abstract economy. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth and decay by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action.

Recent projects include Open House, a project of the Public Art Fund in NYC, The Myth of Singularity at LACMA, Los Angeles, RANSOM ROOM, a solo exhibition and durational performance at SculptureCenter, New York; [de-] lusions of Grandeur (Monumentality and Other Myths), a 5-part series of performances exploring monumentality and human ambition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Her work has also been presented at The New Museum, NY; the Barbican Centre, London; MoCA, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; deCordova Sculpture Park, MA; the Petit Palais, Paris; and Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Artforum, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, W, Interview, Domus, Archaeology Magazine, and frieze.

The Archaeology of Another Possible Future is on view in Building 5 at MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA through December 2018.  The exhibition explores the question of what happens to objects, and the people who make objects, in an age of an technological acceleration, ephemeralization, and increasingly abstract economy.