Contemporary artists lead informal, topical talks within the museum’s galleries on select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m.
Lisi Raskin focuses her practice on the aesthetics, politics, and anxiety surrounding the military industrial complex, particularly with regard to Cold War-era practices. She works most often with large scale installations that become complete environments, in which she has performed and also displayed her own paintings, drawings and sculpture. Her research on 20th century militarism has taken her to the Arctic Circle, Scotland, former East German and Yugoslav atomic bunkers, and the American West. For “Armada” (2009), at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, Raskin created paintings and sculptures based on forms she found at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, a storage facility for military airplanes in Arizona. More recently, she has collaborated with Kimberly Kay on the ongoing project “MotorPark,” whereby Raskin and Kay are transforming a functional school bus into a mobile hub for creative activity. MotorPark has already served as a stage for community-based art initiatives where it is parked in Portland, Maine, and once it is ready to travel, Raskin and Kay plan to stage art shows, lectures, film screenings, studio based classes, and other programming around the country
1996 B.A. Fine Arts Brandeis University
2003 MFA Visual Arts Columbia University
About Artists on Art
In conversation with Assistant Curator Beth Citron, speakers from New York and international contemporary art scenes interact with and informally discuss the rich artistic traditions of the Himalayas and surrounding regions in relation to their own practices and processes.
Please meet at the base of the Spiral Staircase at 6:15 for all tours.
Admission to the museum's galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.