Art Talk

Art talks at the Kimball Art Center serve as a vehicle for education and discussion surrounding the Kimball's exhibitions. Our monthly art talks are free and open to the public. We encourage you to come out and further the conversation on the visual arts. See below to find out more information about our past and upcoming art talks at the Kimball Art Center, your non-profit community art center.

The Nature Theater of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Jonathan Fineberg

Professor Fineberg, who has followed the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude closely for more than 35 years and written often about them, will offer some fresh thoughts about the way in which art affects politics, putting the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in a larger context of art that we think of as “political”.

He will also draw on examples ranging from Chartres Cathedral to the performance practice of the contemporary artist Andrea Fraser. Previewing part of his forthcoming book, Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain (University of Nebraska Press, August 2015), Fineberg will speculate on how a profoundly political and social art practice, like that of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, may affect our social thought and even the neural networks of the human brain.

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