Artist George Kimmerling will discuss physical and political boundaries in Syracuse Symposium presentation
Artist George Kimmerling will discuss physical and political boundaries in Syracuse Symposium presentationNovember 11, 2003Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
New York-based artist George Kimmerling will explore physical and political border zones through photography and other media in a Thursday, Nov. 13 presentation at Syracuse University. His talk, “Migration Atlas,” part of the Syracuse Symposium 2003: “Journeys,” begins at 7:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
“Migration Atlas,” Kimmerling’s 2002 project, documents structures and markers of the desert areas in Arizona perilously traveled by migrants from Mexico and includes highly detailed maps marked with images of abandoned personal objects that migrants have left behind.
Kimmerling is a visiting lecturer this fall at the University of Chicago. He received a master of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program.
He has had residencies in the P.S. 1/MoMA National Studio Program, at The McDowell Colony and in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Worldviews/Woolworth Building program. His work has been exhibited at a variety of international venues.
Kimmerling’s presentation is co-sponsored by the School of Art and Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Latino/Latin American Studies Program in The College of Arts and Sciences.
The Syracuse Symposium, presented for the University by The College of Arts and Sciences, is an annual intellectual festival celebrating interdisciplinary thinking, imagining and creating. The 2003 theme is “Journeys.”