"Cassils — The Body as Social Sculpture" Artist Lecture
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Art will host Cassils for a virtual artist lecture titled “Cassils — The Body as Social Sculpture” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18.
Cassils is a visual artist working in live performance, film, sound, sculpture, and photography. They have achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, gay male aesthetics, Cassils forges a series of powerfully trained bodies for different performative purposes. Originally from Toronto and Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Cassils currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. They earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and their BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Cassils has been awarded numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Visual Artist Award, and a United States Artists Fellowship.
Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pmVirtual Event