Stanford University is the home of interdisciplinary thinking that catalyzes innovation. Artists on the Future, The Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg Artist Conversation Series pairs renowned artists with cultural thought leaders to talk about issues vital to our society. The latest installment is a conversation between artist Teresita Fernández and architect Sir David Adjaye, who both use materials to tell cultural histories and shape new possibilities. This free, virtual event will premiere on Monday, May 10 at 5 pm (PT); registration is required to receive a link.
Teresita Fernández is a conceptual artist whose immersive, large-scale works are inspired by a rethinking of landscape and place, as well as by diverse historical and cultural references. Often using images from the natural world, Fernández’s work emphasizes the stacked connections between place, people, and materials–using gold, graphite, iron-ore, and other minerals that reveal loaded historical ties to colonization and the violence embedded in the landscape. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and her work is featured in numerous international public and private collections.
Sir David Adjaye OBE is a Ghanaian-British architect who has received international acclaim for his impact on the field. In 2000, he founded Adjaye Associates, which today operates globally, with studios in Accra, London, and New York and projects spanning across the globe. Adjaye’s largest project to date, The National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC opened on the National Mall in 2016.
The conversation between Fernández and Adjaye will be moderated by Matthew Tiews, Stanford’s interim senior associate vice president for the arts.
Watch the conversation on Monday, May 10 at 5pm (PT). To receive the link to the premiere on YouTube, RSVP at stanford.io/AOTFspring2021.
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