PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

Details

September 9–October 10, 2005

Public Speaking

6150 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by

Mary Lum

Description

Mary Lum makes collages, paintings and installations that explore the lyrical undercurrents of urban space.

Her work is currently being exhibited at MASS MoCA and is represented by Joseph Carroll and Sons (Boston) and Fredereicke Taylor (NY). She has been an artist in residence at St. John’s College, Oxford, UK, and has had solo shows in New York, Paris, and Boston. Lum taught at Alfred University for many years before being appointed to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, and subsequently to the visual arts faculty at Bennington College. She resides in North Adams, MA, and is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow.

Public Speaking is a series of artists’ billboards that will appear over the course of three years—2004, 2005, and 2006. Works are selected for this temporary exhibition to spark curiosity, conversation, and debate. The 2005 series takes the legacy of unlawful global prisoner detainment as it’s premise. Torture is wrong, immigrants are here, someday we’re all going to die.