PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

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PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

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Details

August 7–September 9, 2004

Public Speaking

6150 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by

Susan Silton

Description

Susan Silton is a Los Angeles-based, multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at SolwayJones, Los Angeles; SITE Santa Fe; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and Allanz Zeignierderiassung, Berlin.

Her work investigates how perception is shaped and distorted by spin, consumerism, and the weight of history, identity, and information overload. She incorporates photographic-based processes, video, installation, performative works, and offset lithography, collectively and variously, to reconsider, complicate, and subvert interpretation, especially as it relates to subjectivity.

Public Speaking is a series of artists’ billboards that appeared over the course of three years—2004, 2005, and 2006.  Works were selected for this temporary exhibition to spark curiosity, conversation, and debate. For the 2004 season, artists were asked to respond to the re-election of George W. Bush.