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Between Art and Architecture

Maya Lin Image Copyright Walter Smith
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Magdalen College
Grove Auditorium

'Between art and architecture' a lecture by Maya Lin, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Contemporary Art. Chaired by Paul Hobson (Director, Modern Art Oxford). 

Free admission

Doors will open at 4.45pm

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to which members of the audience are warmly invited.

About Maya Lin

During the course of her remarkable career Maya Lin has created a powerful and highly influential body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials.

In her site-specific installations such as the epoch-making Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982), she has consistently explored how we experience and relate to landscape, setting up a systematic ordering of the land that is tied to history and language. Her studio artworks often build on advanced technological methods of visualising geographic features to inspire a deeper relationship between the viewer and the natural world. Her architectural projects are largely undertaken at the request of non-profit institutions and include the Museum for Chinese in America (2209) in New York City.

A committed environmentalist, Maya Lin is now working on what she anticipates will be her final redefination of the memorial. What Is Missing? focuses on the current crisis of biodiversity and directs attention not toward the past but the future, and the potential for saving species and habitats.

Contact name: 
Sarah Bebb
Audience: 
Open to all