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Internationally recognized artist Janine Antoni to visit APSU Oct. 13

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will host a lecture by internationally recognized artist Janine Antoni at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Trahern Theater. Antoni’s talk is part of the art and design department’s 2016-17 Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will host a lecture by internationally recognized artist Janine Antoni at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Trahern Theater. Antoni’s talk is part of the art and design department’s 2016-17 Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

Antoni is a visual artist who employs an amalgam of modes, including performance, sculpture, photography, installation and video. Her body is both her tool for creating and the source from which her meaning arises. She is known for transforming materials like chocolate and soap, and incorporating everyday activities like bathing, eating and sleeping into sculptural processes.

Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1946, and she received a Bachelor of Art from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Antoni is a featured artist on PBS’s Art21 series and has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the S.I.T.E., Santa Fe; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998, and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999. She currently lives in New York.

Tickets to this lecture are free, thanks to support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, but tickets are required for this event as seating is limited. To reserve your tickets, please email art@apsu.edu with “Janine Antoni Tickets” as the subject line. Ticket requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on this lecture, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at dickinsm@apsu.edu.

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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin

Paper Dance, 2013

Performance with brown paper

Photographed by Pak Han at the Halprin Dance Deck