Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture – Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert, an American artist who works in a variety of media, commonly using print and communication vehicles as a means of developing a dialogue with his audience, has produced interactive scoreboards, letterpress posters, signage and postcards. One of Lambert’s best known projects is The New York Times “Special Edition”, which announced the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan following the 2008 American election.
With everyday life, Steve Lambert uses art as a bridge to connect uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas. Steve carefully crafts various conditions where these ideas can be discussed with people to produce a meaningful exchange. Often this means working collaboratively with the audience. He actually brings them into the process or even has them physically complete the work.
He has collaborated with well-known art collectives such as the Yes Men and the Graffiti Research Lab. He had even worked with organizations such as Greenpeace. He is also the founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art) and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done).
There will be a complimentary shuttle from downtown Guelph to Kitchener for the Steve Lambert lecture. It will depart from 193 Woolwich St. (Macquarie House) at 6:00 PM.
CAFKA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Kitchener, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council in helping to make this lecture series possible.
Where: Rotunda – Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W. Kitchener
When: May 22, 2012
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