BOONE—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University will present a lecture on contemporary art by Dr. Cary Levine Thursday, Feb. 12.
Levine’s presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114. He will present a discussion on artists innovating with technology in his lecture, “Net Works: Jodi and the Early Days of Internet and Game Mods.” The event is free and open to the public.
Levine is an associate professor of contemporary art history at UNC Chapel Hill. He currently is researching and writing about the ways artists intersect with digital technologies.
In his talk, Levine will discuss the pioneering work of Jodi, an art collective that uses Internet, video games and other digital technologies as its medium. Such work explores the intertwined relationships between art and technology, along with the implicit and explicit politics of each. Representing some of the earliest meditations on a rapidly shifting culture, Jodi’s interventions have broad implications for art discourse and for a contemporary society increasingly dependent upon “the digital.”
Levine received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at City University of New York. He is a recipient of a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. His recent book, “Pay for Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon” (University of Chicago Press, 2013), examines the work of three important Southern California artists.
In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Levine has been an art critic, writing for magazines such as Art in America and BOMB. He has published numerous essays for exhibition catalogues and also worked for three years in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Belk Library and Information Commons is located at 218 College St. on the campus of Appalachian State University. For location or directions, visit: http://library.appstate.edu.
The Smith Gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 733 Rivers St. on the campus of Appalachian State University. Admission is free for all events and programs. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during special events. For more information, call 828-262-7338 or visit http://art.appstate.edu/cjs.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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