May 04 2010
Artist Talk: Michael Ashkin

5:15 PM, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Ashkin's work involves the complex issues related to landscape, especially marginalized industrial wastelands.  It has been shown widely nationally and internationally, including in Documenta 11 in 2002 and the Whitney Biennial in 1997. Most recently his work was the subject of a solo show at Secession in Vienna. The exhibition Michael Ashkin is a celebration of the artist's 2009 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and includes photographic work, video, a major topographical installation made from recycled cardboard, scale models, and writings by the artist.
The show was funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts. Ashkin is currently assistant professor of art and director of graduate studies in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning's Department of Art.

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