School of Art, Media, and Technology

AMT Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Ashley Hunt

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Wednesday, April 9
Kellen Auditorium
66 5th Ave, lobby

Ashley Hunt uses video, photography and writing to engage the ideas of social movements, modes of learning and public speech. His work is often concerned with questions of power and the ways that some people have more, others have less, and what can be done about that.

Ashley’s works include the performance work, Notes on the Emptying of a City, a dismantled film that recounts his time in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; Communograph, a multi-platform project with Project Row Houses in Houston; 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, the collaborative video installation produced for documenta 12 with Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Katya Sander and David Thorne; and his ongoing collaboration with dance and performance artist, Taisha Paggett. His Corrections Documentary Project, a body of work addressing the politics of prison expansion in the U.S., includes nine video works, photography and mapping that span fifteen years of research, production and organizing.

Recent exhibitions and performances include the ‘Made in L.A.’ 2012 Biennial of the Hammer Museum and LAX Art, Sinopale 4 in Sinop, Turkey, the Museum of Modern Art, Beta Local in San Juan, and Woodbourne State Correctional Institute in upstate New York. Recent writing has appeared in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly (2014), Shifter Magazine #20, and a book version of Notes on the Emptying of a City, published as a part of the VCFA Talks series out of Vermont College of Fine Arts. Ashley co-directs the Photography and Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. The lecture series invites renowned artists from across the globe to give free public presentations each Wednesday.

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