Buster Simpson will discuss the development for his current commission for the Seattle waterfront, Anthropocene Beach. In this talk Simpson will explore the concepts underlying his ongoing interest in the social, environmental, and poetic facets of infrastructure.
Simpson completed his BA and MFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including UM Distinguished Alumni Award in Architecture and Design, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and the Americans for the Arts Artist of the Year Award. The Frye Art Museum presented the retrospective exhibition BUSTER SIMPSON // SURVEYOR in 2013, curated by Scott Lawimore, presenting Simpson's work in the realm of agit-actions, interventions, and public works projects, which have been ongoing in Seattle since 1973.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with Keller Easterling’s Gift City, on view in the Test Site until July 17, 2016. This program is made possible with the generous support of the New Foundation Seattle, in the framework of Martha Rosler’s yearlong residency, Housing Is a Human Right.
Image credit: Sage Sohier