Artist Talk: Sergio Prego
Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In "High-Rise: Dystopia into Utopia,” Basque artist Sergio Prego will discuss ideas around dystopian and utopian social models in the context of his practice.
The title of Prego’s 2017 installation “High-Rise” came from J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel that "registers the impact of modern architecture on human behavior, and how what began as utopian visions for a better life for ordinary people, quickly degenerated into instant dystopias.” The lecture will expand upon these ideas, taking them into unexpected and surprising directions, while trying to set the framework for an exploration of the experience of art in our current state of cultural anxiety.
This lecture is part of "Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context," a year-long speaker series hosted by the University of Houston School of Art and the Blaffer Art Museum.
Funding for Till Now is generously provided by an Innovation Grant from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston.
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