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The work of Eugene Ahn and Elizabeth Preger

Artist Lecture Series: Eugene Ahn & Elizabeth Preger

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM

Free and open to the public!

LACC's Visual & Media Arts Department presents another installment of their Artist Lecture Series!

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Eugene Ahn explores the intersections of material and virtual by creating systems and experiences that question modes of perceiving, thinking, and being. His work is interactive, immersive, and personal in nature, and its interdisciplinary approach represents an artistic attempt to understand and critique cultural norms from a holistic position. Leveraging the influences of logic, math, story, and myth, Ahn seeks to re-engineer the encounter with the visual, the textual, architecture, object, the Internet, and the very notion of idea.

Elizabeth Preger creates large scale, immersive environments that utilize photography, video, sculpture and sound. Recorded interviews and oral history are integral to her practice as a way of proposing an act of collective listening while asking, “Who is talking to whom?” and “Who is listening?” Her work activates narratives around nature and people, where the subjects of her own cultural history, and the documenting and developing of relationships, are always framed in resilience. Recent work focuses on the banya, or bath house, situated as a historic site of folkloric survival skills, exchanged physically in the dark and the steam, to preserve Russian folk culture and memory. Elizabeth has curated exhibitions of her colleagues’ works and organized concurrent events, demonstrating her vision of art as a space for building community, shared experience and meaning. She earned a B.A. in Art from UCLA in 2010, and an M.F.A. in Photography & Media from CalArts in 2018. Her work has been the subject of solo shows at Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok and Artery Post-Modern Gallery, Bangkok, and included in group exhibitions in the U.S. curated by Anne Ellegood, Daniela Lieja Quintanar, and Mark Allen. She has had work published in the LA Times and LA Weekly, and featured in Photo L.A. and by the Main Museum. Elizabeth was an artist in residence at Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Columbia, as part of escuela incierta. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Event location: CHEM 3 (Chemistry basement lecture hall)

Hosted by: Lecture

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Preger
Email: vamavisitingartist@gmail.com

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