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Panel Discussion and Opening Reception – Robert Irwin: Site Determined

September 6, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Panel discussion: September 6 at 6 PM
Opening reception: 8 PM

Exhibition on view September 6-November 28, 2018
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 PM

6 PM: Opening remarks by Dr. Matthew Simms, exhibition curator and professor, California State University, Long Beach

Panel Discussion featuring Agnieszka Kurant, artist; Ann Reynolds, professor, University of Texas at Austin; and Frida Escobedo, artist and architect; moderated by Sanford Kwinter, professor, Pratt Institute

8 PM: Opening Reception

When Robert Irwin: Site Determined opened last year at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), it was the first museum exhibition dedicated to the creative process of one of the most significant American artists of the postwar generation. The visitor is invited to explore four decades of Irwin’s outdoor environmental projects through rarely exhibited drawings and architectural models. Site-determined art, Irwin has explained, “draws all of its cues (reasons for being) from its surroundings.” This exhibition promises insights into Irwin’s working process as he developed aesthetic responses to such cues, including his Window Wall on the CSULB campus, Central Garden at the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, and his most recent site-determined work, Untitled (dawn to dusk), in Marfa, Texas, and a new piece, never shown before publicly.

This exhibition was organized by the University Art Museum, CSULB, and curated by Dr. Matthew Simms, Professor of Art History, CSULB.

Pratt Institute is pleased to host the second and final installment of the exhibition, which has been organized by the School of Architecture and Dr. Sanford Kwinter, Professor of Architecture.