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ARTLandish | Expanding Horizons with Land Arts
Chris Taylor, Land Arts of the American West
Tuesday, September 13 | 7 pm | FREE
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium 
This presentation takes you inside Texas Tech University's immersive, nomadic program. Directed by Chris Taylor, this semester-long transdisciplinary field experience expands the definition of Land art through direct engagement with the full range of human interventions in the landscape-from the inscriptions of pictographs and petroglyphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments.

ARTLandish | Spiral Jetty Community Meet-up
Saturday, October 1 | 1-4 pm | FREE
Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Spiral Jetty. Meet at the site.

ARTLandish | Guillermo Galindo: Sonic Border
Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA 
Experimental composer Guillermo Galindo will talk about his work and give a live musical performance based on a collaboration with photographer Richard Misrach, a project that involves fabricating musical instruments and graphic musical scores from items recovered at the Mexico-U.S. border.

Galindo will be available to sign copies of Border Cantos, his collaboration with Misrach, immediately following the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.   

ARTLandish | Trevor Paglen: Making the Invisible Visible
Thursday, October 27 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA 
Using the latest technologies, Trevor Paglen uncovers top-secret infrastructures that define our present. Through photographs, videos, sculptures, books, and interdisciplinary projects the artist informs our perception of the historical moment we live in and fuels our imagination to envision alternative futures.

This event is sponsored by Xmission, Utah Humanities, and the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, Communications Institute, Department of Communications, Department of English, and Department of Art and Art History.

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Engagement.) Sessions are bimonthly roundtable public exchanges where participants can dream and articulate new models of education and engagement through art. Presented by the UMFA in partnership with The City Library. UMFA ACME Sessions have received funding from Utah Humanities. Utah Humanities enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life's most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience.

ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment is an ongoing series sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

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