Carnegie Mellon University

Meme-ish: Art, Evolution, and Un-exceptionalism

Meme-ish: Art, Evolution, and Un-exceptionalism

The CAS Speakers Series Presents

Wednesday, April 11 // CFA 303 // 4:30-6:30 PM


Hirsch Perlman

What makes us think we can separate our minds from our bodies? Perlman’s lecture will draw from his latest work, and his developing thought about art and embodiment, and why we cannot help but make meaning,  metaphors, and narrative out of anything and everything from simple wood blocks to piles of garbage.

Since 1985 Hirsch Perlman's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including one-person exhibitions at the Renaissance Society, Chicago; a Projects exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Kunstraum, Vienna. His work was included in the 1989 and 2002 Whitney Biennials as well the 1993 Venice Biennale and is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He has been a professor at UCLA since 2006, prior to which he taught in the the Graduate Sculpture Dept. at Yale University, the MFA program at USC, as well as the MFA and BA programs at the California Institute of the Arts, University of California, Irvine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Otis College of Art & Design, Art Center, Pasadena.

Image Credit:
Humanitas Equanimitas, 2017, dimensions variable, wood, metal

Co-sponsored with the School of Art