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Published September 21, 2022
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host visiting artist Anton Ginzburg for an artist talk Friday, Sept. 30, and a workshop Saturday, Oct. 1.
Ginzburg is a New York-based artist and educator, whose practice combines painting, graphic art, moving image and architectural collaborations. One of his large-scale sculptures and a film he created will be on display Oct. 1-June 3 at the UW Art Museum.
“Ashnest” is composed of 40,000-year-old mammoth tusk fragments with replicated human bones circling above a mound of “ash.” The artwork 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 will be complemented by the screening of Ginzburg’s film “Hyperborea.” The film explores the mythic concept of Hyperborea -- a utopic land said to exist beyond the north that was referenced first by the ancient Greeks.
The UW Art Museum will host a free, public conversation with Ginzburg Sept. 30 in the museum’s lobby as part of the Salvagio Art Talk Series. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available at 5 p.m., and Ginzburg’s talk will begin at 6 p.m.
Ginzburg, UW Art Museum employees and Alexandra Kelly, a UW associate professor of anthropology, will present a workshop Oct. 1 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Coe Student Innovation Center of Coe Library. They will explore 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. Additionally, they will learn about 3D printing techniques and publicly available artmaking resources at the Coe makerspace.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.
Ginzburg’s work has been shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Canada, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and White Columns in New York. His films have been screened at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the New York Film Festival/Projections.
Ginzburg earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The New School’s Parsons School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.
For more information about the talk and workshop, call Will Bowling, public programs coordinator at the UW Art Museum, at (307) 766-3496 or email email@example.com.
The UW Art Museum shares in the transformative power of art through exhibiting, preserving and interpreting visual culture from around the world. As an integral part of UW, the museum fosters a deeper connection with humanity and creativity that envisions new futures by engaging academic, local, state, national and global communities.
The museum is located at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended to 7 p.m. Admission is free.