The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is pleased to welcome German filmmaker Hito Steyerl as its 2023 Wolgin Visiting Artist and Lecturer. The moving image artist and cultural critic will deliver a public address on October 11 from 6–7:30pm (EDT) at Rock Hall Auditorium (Rock Hall, 1715 N. Broad Street) in Philadelphia and via livestream.

A provocative thinker whose work primarily focuses on media, technology, and the global circulation of images, Steyerl was listed as the most influential person in the contemporary art world in 2017 by ArtReview.

Steyerl grounds her investigative practice in the proliferation of digital images and their large-scale implications, aiming to suggest a subversive and democratizing potential in mass distribution. She has remarked, “Art is rather powerless… on the level of what it shows. It is more powerful on the level of how it shows.”

Her critically acclaimed work in film and new media has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MMCA Seoul, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Serpentine Galleries in London, the Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, and Istanbul Biennale, among other venues.

A selection of her essays is summarized in four books: Die Farbe der Wahrheit (The Color of Truth, 2008), The Wretched of the Screen (2012), Beyond Representation (2016), and Duty Free Art – Art in the Age of Planetary Civil Wars (2017, 2018).

Steyerl teaches new media art at Berlin University of the Arts.

The Wolgin Lecture is presented by Temple Contemporary, Tyler’s center for exhibitions and public programming. It brings influential artists and thinkers to campus to work with Tyler students and present a public lecture each year.

Registration is required to attend in person or to view the livestream on October 11, 6–7:30pm.

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