PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

After (1953-2001)

PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

After (1953-2001)

Details

May 6–June 11, 2005

Public Speaking

6150 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by

Lisa Young

Description

Lisa Young’s hybrid practice includes installation, book, video, photography and web projects. Her work centers around collecting everyday images and objects and investigating the way that the repetitive action of accumulating and organizing can create its own poetics.

Young’s exhibition venues include the Cue Art Foundation, The Getty Research Institute, White Columns, Hunter College, Wave Hill, and Bard College. Among her commissioned projects are a billboard at 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, LA (Clockshop), an artist book project for Cabinet Magazine, and a web project developed with the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University. Young’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Harvard University Art Museums, the Rose Goldsen Archive for New Media Art at Cornell University and the Neues Museum Weserberg in Bremen Germany. Young’s artist book/print editions have been distributed through Printed Matter, Pace Prints and Art Metropole. Young grew up in Illinois, completed the Whitney ISP program in 1996, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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.