Open House Lecture: Janet Cardiff, “An Overview of Installations and Walks”

Photo by Zev Tiefenbach

Canadian artist Janet Cardiff will discuss various seminal works and her collaborative process with partner George Bures Miller. Since the creation of Dark Pool in 1995, Cardiff and Miller have used audio and multimedia sculptural elements to create installation artworks. They have also pioneered the audio/video walk format creating numerous such walks at various international venues.

The presentation will examine the progression of their work and their experimentation with different mediums and methodologies.

Cardiff and Miller have had numerous solo shows at international venues including ARoS Aarhus Art Museum; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Vancouver Art Gallery; and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, among others. The artists have participated in major group exhibitions such as the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014 and dOCUMENTA (13), and they represented Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, for which they received the Biennale’s Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. Cardiff and Miller’s works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, London, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna.

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