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Co-Production and Coalescence in Fred Sandback’s Sculpture | A Respondent Talk by Edward Vazquez

March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Friday, March 24, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a talk with art history scholar Edward Vazquez, author of Aspects: Fred Sandback’s Sculpture (summer 2017), his forthcoming book.

In response to the current exhibition at Plug In ICA, Fred Sandback, A Sampling of Works, Vazquez will provide a broad overview of the artist’s sculptural practice. He will pay particular attention to the situational stakes of Sandback’s work, where early objects and text-based experiments offer a way to contextualize and otherwise situate the yarn work for which he is best known. Looking at the generative moment of Sandback’s sculptural turn in relation to conceptual art, Vazquez will also take up the installation and reception of Sandback’s permanent installation at Dia:Beacon, New York as a summary and introduction to Sandback’s oeuvre and the last work he installed himself before passing in 2003.

Edward Vazquez is known for his work in the area of post-1945 sculpture, with a particular interest in minimalism, post-minimalism, and its reception in the Americas and Europe. Vazquez received his MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago and his PhD in Art and Art History at Stanford University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College in Vermont.  Vazquez’s book, Aspects: Fred Sandback’s Sculpture, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, Summer, 2017

This exhibition and related programs are generously sponsored by Michael Nesbitt.

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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March 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm