Judith Barry | Contemporary Perspectives Lecture at BU on 4/2


Judith Barry
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Jacob Sleeper Auditorium,
871 Commonwealth Ave.

ACT Director and Professor Judith Barry will be giving a talk as part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at Boston University School of Visual Arts (SVA).

Each semester, the School of Visual Arts’ Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series invites renowned professional artists, designers, and critics to engage with the SVA community. Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exposure to the lecturers’ work, entering into dialogues about the art-making process, as well as benefiting from individual studio visits and critiques. Visiting artist lectures are free and open to the public.

Barry is a pioneer of performance art, video, and installation art. Her research-based practice engages viewers through visually immersive environments that make use of emerging technologies. Her work probes deeply into questions of gender, perception, language, the body, and the role of technology in reshaping the limits of these paradigms. In addition to her practice as a visual artist, Barry writes critical texts on the relationship between art, technology, and social change. Since 2017 she has been Professor and Director of the Art Culture and Technology program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Barry’s work was has been the subject of numerous exhibitions across the United States, at sites including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, to namely only a few. She has exhibited internationally in exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, dOCUMENTA 13, the Sharjah Biennial, the Carnegie International, the Berlin Biennial and the Whitney Biennial, among many others. Barry was recently featured in the ICA Boston’s landmark survey Art in the Age of the Internet. Barry has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman grant, and the New York Foundation for the Arts emerging forms fellowship.

The event organizers have also put together a comprehensive packet about Barry and her work.