Art Talk: Krzysztof Wodiczko
February 3 | 6 – 7:30 PM | Sony Square NYC
Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and writer and critic Aruna D’Souza discuss Wodiczko’s process of creating Monument.
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Krzysztof Wodiczko (American, b. Warsaw 1943) works in photography and video. He is currently Professor in Residence of Art, Design, and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Wodiczko was born in Warsaw in 1943 at the time of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a campaign of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II. Wodiczko immigrated to Canada in 1977 and established residency in New York in 1983. He lives and works in New York; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Warsaw.
The artist has exhibited at major international venues, including the Bienal de São Paulo (1965, 1967, 1985), the Venice Biennale (1986, 1999), the Whitney Biennial (2000), the Yokohama Triennale (2001), and the International Center for Photography Triennial (2003). His previous installations have projected the stories of Hiroshima bombing survivors on the Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and of Vietnam and Iraq war veterans on a statue of Abraham Lincoln in New York’s Union Square.
His work is in major public collections, including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Jewish Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków; the Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Wodiczko earned an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1968. He received the Hiroshima Art Prize in 1998 for his contribution as an artist to world peace, and the 2004 College Art Association Award for Distinguished Body of Work.
Aruna D’Souza is a writer whose work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, and has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. She is currently editing two forthcoming volumes, Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader, and Lorraine O’Grady: Writing in Space 1973-2018, and is co-curator of the upcoming retrospective of Lorraine O’Grady’s work, Both/And, which will open in November 2020 at the Brooklyn Museum.