Roski Talk: Susan Silton
Nov 5, 7pm
Roski Graduate Bldg
1262 Palmetto St, LA
Free and Open to Public
Location: USC Roski Graduate Building, 1262 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Los Angeles Arts District)
Artist Susan Silton will deliver the talk: And of course I am afraid, because the transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation, and that always seems fraught with danger
Susan Silton’s interdisciplinary projects respond to resonant political and social landscapes, often through poetic combinations of humor, discomfort, subterfuge and unabashed beauty. The work presents as performative and participatory-based projects, photography, video, installation, text/audio works, and offset lithography. Her work has been exhibited/presented nationally and internationally at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; LAXART, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum; ICA/ Philadelphia; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, among others.
Silton has received fellowships and awards including Getty/California Community Foundation, Art Matters, Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles, The MacDowell Colony, Durfee Foundation, and Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA). Most recently, she was awarded an LA Metro commission for permanent installation sited in the Wilshire/Fairfax subway station.