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AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alan Michelson

6:15 p.m.

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Organized by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives at AMT, the series invites renowned artists from around the world to give free public presentations each Wednesday.

Alan Michelson is a New York–based installation artist who has exhibited in venues around the world, A Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River, Michelson addresses North American geography, history, and identity in his multilayered multimedia installations. His work appeared most recently in Stop(the)gap: International Indigenous Art in Motion, part of the 2011 Adelaide (Australia) Film Festival. Michelson was the 2011 Distinguished Artist/Fellow of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art and the 2011 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Visual Arts Fellow. His other awards include an NEA Visual Artists Fellowship and a 2010 GSA Design Award for Third Bank of the River, a public artwork created for the U.S. port of entry in Massena, New York. Michelson’s work is included in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, where he had a solo exhibition in 2006. In 2012, Michelson will participate in the 18th Biennale of Sydney.

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served