October 27, 2011, McDonough Lecture Hall, 5:30p
Eva and Franco Mattes
Eva and Franco Mattes are the Brooklyn-based artist-provocateurs behind 0100101110101101.org. Pioneers of the net.art movement, they are known for subversion of public media through the use of digital technology. Eva and Franco Mattes works have been shown internationally including: Collection Lambert, Avignon; Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Florence; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; ICC, Tokyo; and Manifesta4. They received the Jerome Commission from the Walker Art Center, and they are among the youngest artists to ever participate in the Venice Biennale.
March 27, 2012, McDonough Lecture Hall, 5:30p
Brody Condon is an American artist currently based in New York. Concerned with the over-identification with fantasy in contemporary culture, Condon’s process often finds its final form in performative situations and video installation. The work often modifies existing pop culture, historical events, as well as other artworks. Condon graduated with an MFA from the University of California San Diego, and attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Rijkakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent US exhibitions and performances include Greater New York at PS1, The New Museum, and MoMA in New York, as well the Hammer Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles. His work was featured on the cover of April 2011 Art News How Video Games Became Art.
The Beecher Center is an exciting facility
that provides opportunities for the creation, exhibition,
archiving and dissemination of technology-based art.
In a creative and balanced partnership between Youngstown
State University and the Butler Institute of American Art, the Beecher Center is an interactive
learning environment designed to enhance teaching and
research in new media. Both education and artistic
production are central to the purpose of the Beecher
Center and the Center promotes the collaboration between
art and technology.