Advertising and public space intervention artist
Monday, July 2
6pm @ Tipton Hall/SFAI
$10 general/$5 students/seniors
“I will talk with anyone about anything”
8am – 12pm
Santa Fe Plaza
Capitalism Works for Me! Yes/No
Outside Tipton Hall
7/3 – 7/27
The Santa Fe Art Institute is proud to welcome – as part of our 2012 season of public programming, Half-Life – advertising and public-space intervention artist, Steve Lambert, to offer a workshop, exhibition, and lecture.
Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others – qualities which prepared him for life as an artist. Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He is the founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art) and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done). He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and leads workshops for Creative Capital Foundation, and is faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from a reputable art school and reputable state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.
About the special event, “I will talk with anyone about anything”
From 8am to noon on July 4th, American artist/activist Steve Lambert will set up a “I will talk with anyone about anything” table on the Santa Fe Plaza for Pancakes on the Plaza, and invites you to join him! You can simply talk to Steve about anything, or volunteer to listen to others with Steve’s instructions. For more info about the project, click here.
About Half Life: Patterns of Change:
Cycles of Creation, Decay, and Renewal in Art and Life
When an object or system stops performing its assigned function in contemporary society, we tend to replace it rather than repair it. However, artists redefine useless as useful by creating a new life for objects, and that renewed life alters the role of these objects entirely. Artists work similar magic with degraded landscapes, blighted neighborhoods, and other systems—infusing them with new purpose and expanding the potential for positive change. Ideally, this change is accomplished with the participation of the surrounding communities—transforming not only objects and systems, but also the communities themselves.
About the SFAI:
Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute’s mission is to promote art as a positive social force — both in our community and around the world — and to highlight art as a powerful tool for facilitating dialogue, bridging perspectives, and evoking visions of a better future.