London-based conceptual artist Jeremy Deller is known for his political and social work that takes the form of interventions, performances, videos, and installations. Significant works include The Battle of Orgreave, a reenactment by 1,000 veteran miners and members of historical societies of the 1984 clash between miners and police at Orgreave, Yorkshire, England; It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, a road trip from New York to Los Angeles with an Iraqi citizen and a US war veteran, towing a car destroyed in a bomb attack in Baghdad; and Sacrilege, a life-size inflatable version of Stonehenge, co-commissioned by the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the mayor of London.
This lecture is a part of SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program and is a free, non-ticketed event and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
Image: Jeremy Deller, English Magic (installation view), British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York and Art: Concept, Paris. Photo: Cristiano Corte