Athens new Public Art Consultant, Todd Bressi, will host a lecture by Matthew Mazzotta, a conceptual artist who has worked in the field of Public Art for 15 years. Mazzotta's projects manifest themselves as participatory public interventions that aim to bring a sense of openness to the places we live. The objects, situations, and spaces he creates ask us to relate to ourselves and to each other in unfamiliar ways, in hopes of finding new perspectives on how we see ourselves in this world.
These participatory interventions allow for a re-entry of the physical and metaphorical landscapes of our lives by provoking conversations around exploring the local, questions of ecology, public involvement, community building, artists’ sensibilities, science and dissecting the systems that make up our everyday.
Mazzotta is a graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a Masters of Science in Visual Studies in 2009 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This event is sponosered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission.