Mark Tribe Lecture

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Armand Hammer Auditorium

Artist Mark Tribe will meet with Corcoran students in-classroom, and then give a lecture about his work, including his new project for the Corcoran. Visiting Artist lectures are free and open to the public. 

“Photography often walks a line between objective fidelity and artifice, between accurately reproducing something and transforming it through a series of aesthetic decisions that result in a new expression. In this sense, photography is akin to appropriation, which also involves finding, selecting, and reframing something that already exists to create a new thing.”—Mark Tribe

Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the intersection of media technology and politics. His photographs, installations, videos, and performances are exhibited widely, including solo projects at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Momenta Art in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. Tribe is Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, he founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.