Lane Relyea, author of Your Everyday Art World, will give a lecture as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 pm in Wilson Hall 103 on the Vanderbilt campus. His book, published by MIT Press in 2013, addresses the effects of communication networks on artistic practice and its contexts.
Relyea, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, is the editor of Art Journal, a quarterly publication of the College Art Association. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines, including Artforum, Afterall, Parkett, Frieze, Modern Painters, Art in America and Flash Art. He has written monographs on such artists as Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Artschwager, Jeremy Blake, Vija Celmins, Toba Khedoori, Monique Prieto and Wolfgang Tillmans, and contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, including Helter Skelter (1992) and Public Offerings (2001), both at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He has delivered lectures at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, and the Art Institute of Chicago among other venues.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and parking is free after 4:00 p.m. in the Wilson Hall lots and the adjacent lot on 21st Avenue South.