Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Olivier Mosset
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)
Olivier Mosset first became known in France for having been part of the famous BMPT group alongside Daniel Buren, Niele Toroni and Michel Parmentier. Since then he has been associated with a multitude of art historical movements, involving himself in both the European and American artistic and critical contexts. In anticipation of many artists, who in the 1980s would use appropriation to critique Modernist authority, Mosset called into question the painter’s gesture and signature by sharing styles and dissolving authorship to reach a “degree zero” of painting. Mosset has remained committed to questioning painting as a historical object by, paradoxically, continuing to paint, turning to monochrome works on canvas and walls. Mosset lives and works in Tucson, AZ.
Free and open to the public. This event is part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series. The Series is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of contemporary art.
Image: Olivier Mosset, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, 2010.