"And You Will Never Know," will focus on mutative art-making strategies and the history and content of several artworks. With more than 40 years of experience as an artist, Mr. Chin is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that require multidisciplinary, collaborative teamwork and works that conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas.His lecture will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in Hammer Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
More about Mel Chin: Born in Houston, Texas in 1951, Chin insinuates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills and even popular television, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.
Chin’s work was documented in the popular PBS program, Art of the 21st Century, and he has received numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundations, among others.