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greater Halifax community;
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opportunities by superb, master artists during their visit to NSCAD;
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world-renowned artists to Halifax and communities across Nova Scotia.
NSCAD University gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for the 2010-2011 Public Lecture Series.
The Division of Design Presents Ben Rubin
Ben Rubin is a media artist based in New York City. Rubin’s work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Science Museum, London, and has been shown at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, and the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Rubin has created large-scale public artworks for the New York Times, the city of San José, and the Minneapolis Public Library. He is currently developing a site-specific sculpture called Shakespeare Machine for the Public Theater in New York, and just completed Beacon (2010), a luminous rooftop sculpture commissioned for National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.
Rubin has worked closely with major figures in contemporary culture, including composer Steve Reich, architects Diller+Scofidio/Renfro, Renzo Piano, James Polsheck, and James Sanders, performers Laurie Anderson and Arto Lindsay, theorists Bruno Latour and Paul Virilio, and artists Ann Hamilton and Beryl Korot. He frequently collaborates with UCLA statistician Mark Hansen, and their joint projects include Moveable Type (2007), and Listening Post (2002), which won the 2004 Golden Nica Prize from Ars Electronica as well as a Webby award in 2003. For more informations, please visit Ben Rubin's website: http://earstudio.com/ben-rubin/
Thursday, March 21st, 7:00pm,
NSCAD Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax
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