Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Keynote Speech: Josiah McElheny

14 July 2012

Josiah McElheny was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1966, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Josiah McElheny's work takes as its subject the object, idea, and social nexus of glass. Influenced by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, McElheny's work often takes the form of "historical fiction"—which he offers to the viewer to believe or not. In "Total Reflective Abstraction" (2003-04), the mirrored works themselves refract the artist's self-reflexive examination. Looking at a reflective object becomes a metaphor for the act of reflecting on an idea.

This Keynote Address is a part of the annual AAANZ conference;Together <>Apart.

Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Location: Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Cost: $40

Phone: 0449 801 805

Email: 21002552772f2805281d4308575f59

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