Artist Talk - Lenka Clayton
The School of Art presents an artist talk with Lenka Clayton, visiting artist in sculpture and expanded media. Free and open to the public.
Lenka Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd.
In previous works, she has searched for and photographed every person mentioned by name in a German newspaper; worked with artists who identify as blind to recreate Brancusi’s Sculpture for the Blind from a spoken description; and reconstituted a lost museum from a sketch found in an archive. For three years she was the world’s first Artist-in-Residence-in-Motherhood after she founded a self-directed artist residency that took place inside her own home and life as a mother of two young children. On Mother’s Day 2016 she launched An Artist Residency in Motherhood as an open-source project. There are currently over 600 Artists-in-Residence-in-Motherhood in 41 countries.