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Anton Ginzburg: Ashnest

Hyperborea film still, 2011, HD video, 45 min., image courtesy of the artist
Ashnest, 2011, mammoth tusks, painted polyurethane, iron rods, resin, ash, bronze slag, sand, 170×158 inches, image courtesy of the artist

 

October 1, 2022 – June 3, 2023

 

Anton Ginzburg (b. 1974) is a New York-based artist and educator, whose practice combines painting, graphic art, moving image, and architectural collaborations. This exhibition is two-fold, featuring a large-scale sculptural work in the Rotunda and a film in the Wyoming Film Gallery. Ginzburg’s sculpture Ashnest is comprised of 40,000-year-old mammoth tusk fragments with replicated human bones circling above a mound of “ash” that encourages many lines of inquiry, including the trade of geological and anthropological artifacts, reimagining history, and the birth/death cycle of the planet. The sculpture is complemented by the screening of Ginzburg’s film Hyperborea, exploring the mythic concept of “Hyperborea” – a land said to exist beyond the north, referenced first by the Ancient Greeks who described it as utopic. Ginzburg takes viewers on a journey through regions of Oregon and Russia, inviting us to consider Quixotic journeys to real or imagined destinations. He undertakes the roles of archaeologist, historian, explorer, and geographer, incorporating his image throughout the project, the tangibility of which invites us all to reflect on our own possibilities. Art, science, history, and fantasy intersect throughout Ginzburg’s multimedia exhibition.

Images: 

Hyperborea film still, 2011, HD video, 45 min., image courtesy of the artist

Ashnest, 2011, mammoth tusks, painted polyurethane, iron rods, resin, ash, bronze slag, sand, 170×158 inches, image courtesy of the artist

  

Related Programs:

Salvagio Art Talk Series - Friday, September 30, 2022

Enjoy a reception and cash bar at the UW Art Museum from 5-6 PM; The Art Talk is from 6-7 PM

Mammoth: Workshop Exploration and Conversation with Anton Ginzburg - Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join UWAM, Anton, and UW Professor of Anthropology Alexandra Kelly for an exploration of the Mammoth, its role in the artwork, and its significance to Wyoming. Participants will handle 3d printed artifacts of Wyoming Mammoths housed in the UW Geological Museum, as well as learn about 3D printing techniques and publicly available art-making resources at the COE Makerspace on campus from 2-3:30 PM.

Space is limited. Advanced Registration Required Register Here

 

Funded through the generosity of the Susan Moldenhauer FUNd for Contemporary Art, Pence and MacMillan LLC, and the Ron and Patti Salvagio Endowment for Art Museum Programs and supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Legislature 

 

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Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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