This Week… Ben Kinsley will be here for STUDIO Visits!

janks-last-billboardThis week we will introduce you to artist Ben Kinsley during your 9am Wednesday class in Nevins Theater.  Ben’s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, collecting put-down jokes from around the world, and planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found).

Learn more about Ben and his work by checking out his website at

Or take a listen to this lecture by Brian Eno

Ben sent the following…a lecture by Brian Eno …. that gives a peak at how he thinks about art and its role in the world.

Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06dcmxl

MP3 download: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0175jw5/episodes/downloads

Transcript: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/6music/johnpeellecture/brian-eno-john-peel-lecture.pdf

Ben Kinsley’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as: Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland; Bureau for Open Culture; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; Flux Space, Philadelphia; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence; La Galería de Comercio, Mexico City; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe. He has participated in numerous artist residency programs including: the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland; and The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO.

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