Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles who uses publishing, video, and performance to explore the making and reception of meaning in contemporary America. She currently runs Dominica publishing.
Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the New Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, White Flag Projects, ICA Philadelphia, and 356 Mission, Los Angeles. She has lectured at Yale University, the Walker Art Center, University of Chicago, REDCAT, SXSW, ICA London, and MoMA PS1.
The Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice lecture series brings together artists and thinkers on the forefront of contemporary art practice to share ideas, raise questions, and engage with curious thinkers in both the UW School of Art + Art History + Design and the community at large. This annual series is organized to accompany the course Art 361/595, Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice, taught by guest lecturer Eric Fredericksen.
The series is made possible by the integral support of The New Foundation Seattle, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the production of contemporary visual art through dynamic initiatives that stimulate artistic development, research, and presentation.
All lectures are free and open to the public; for more information, visit http://art.washington.edu/critical-issues-in-contemporary-art-practice-2016/.