Artist David Levine will speak at Pratt Institute about his influences, artwork, and career as part of the 2010-2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS), from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, in the Engineering Building, Room 371, on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Pratt Visiting Artists Lecture Series is an annual year-long series organized by the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute to welcome nationally and internationally recognized fine artists to share their experiences with the Pratt community.

Berlin- and New York-based Levine will speak about the methods and influences behind his video, photography, and performance work.

Levine’s performance work has been seen at The Museum of Modern Art, Documenta XII, GBE@Passerby, PS122, the Watermill Center, and HAU2 Berlin. His non-performance work has been exhibited at Cabinet Magazine’s exhibition space, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, and Galerie Feinkost in Berlin. In spring 2010, his exhibition “Hopeful” was shown at François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles. Levine’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Interview, and BOMB.

Levine studied at Cornell University and Harvard University. He is currently the director of the studio program at the European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin, Germany.

Levine is currently represented by François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles and Berlin.

Levine is the fourth artist of 12 invited to speak as part of the 2010-2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The fall program continues with John Kelly on November 2 and Erin Shirreff on November 16. VALS is coordinated by graduate students Biljana Djokanovic and Ryan Gilmartin under the supervision of Visiting Assistant Professor Dominique Nahas in the Department of Fine Arts.

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