Areas for Action, Day 11: Glitter, 2010. Photo courtesy of Oliver Herring.
|Saturday, February 25
Oliver Herring in Conversation with Johannah Hutchison
4:00PM - 5:00PM
888 Newark Ave,
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Join Artist Oliver Herring in conversation with Johannah Hutchison, Executive Director of International Sculpture Center at Mana Contemporary on February 25, 2017 from 4-5PM. Oliver Herring is a German-born contemporary artist who uses experimental techniques with the intention of better understanding human nature, individual behavior, and interpersonal dynamics. Herring works in a wide range of media including sculpture, knitting, photography, paintings, and video. He received his BFA from the University of Oxford, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, England in 1988, and his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 1991.
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Join us again on Saturday, April 22, for an International Sculpture Day Task Party, an interactive social sculpture led by Herring. Click here for more informaion on International Sculpture Day.
Oliver Herring lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, England and an MFA from Hunter College, New York. Herring has worked with various mediums and techniques, including hand-knit Mylar and tape sculptures, performances, stop-motion videos, photography, and interactive works. Much of his recent work involves human interaction, progressing towards unexpected and / or unpredictable finales.
Herring’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art, NY; the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; The Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan; Configura II, Erfurt, Germany; and the 2010 Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan, among others. Me Us Them, a fifteen year survey of Herring's work, was organized in 2009 at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY. Herring was featured on Season 3 of PBS’s program Art21, Art in the 21st Century.
In 2002 Herring created the improvisatory art event TASK, an ongoing series of events, workshops and parties in which participants of all ages and demographics collectively dream up instructions and carry them out with the materials provided. Increasingly, TASK is becoming a tool in classrooms and communities to access contemporary art in a way that is experimental, open-ended, and accessible to anyone. TASK has taken place all over the United States and beyond, including in classrooms, museums, libraries, and even a cornfield. For more information on Oliver Herring, visit www.oliverherringstudio.com