Updated: Dec 30, 2019
Cátedra México with Sebastián
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7 pm Town and Gown (TGF) 665 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cátedra México with Sebastián A Visions and Voices Signature Event Presented with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles
Reception to follow.
ADMISSION: Admission is free. Reservations required.
USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP USC Alumni: RSVP General Public: RSVP
DESCRIPTION: Join us for an evening with distinguished Mexican artist Sebastián, the creator of monumental urban sculptures that combine the vivid colors of pop art with the abstract forms of minimalism—at maximal scale. Active since the 1960s, Sebastián has made more than 200 steel and concrete sculptures, including colossal Gates (Puertas) in his home country of Mexico; city symbols in Sakai and Kadoma, Japan; and the famous Caballito in Mexico City. A member of the Mexican Academy of Arts and the Dutch Royal Academy of Art, Sebastián has exhibited in museums and public spaces around the world. In an illuminating lecture, Sebastián will discuss his decades-long career, and how mathematical and scientific concepts inform his artistic practice. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with USC Fisher Museum director Selma Holo.
Sebastián is the 2018 Cátedra México visiting artist. Each year, a distinguished artist from Mexico spends a week at USC in a residency called Cátedra México, a joint initiative of USC and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.
Additional Links: México News Network: “Sculptures Around the World, by Sebastián” (Video) Latinx Spaces: “Sebastián: The Global Sculptor Combining Math and Art” Mexic-Arte Museum exhibition: Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time
Related Event: Multidimensional Sculpture Workshop with Sebastián Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Art Division 2418 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, 90057 Open to USC students only For more info, click here.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the USC Fisher Museum of Art, USC Price School of Public Policy, USC Roski School of Art and Design, USC School of Architecture, and USC El Centro Chicano.