Museum hosts talk by United States Artists Alaska Artist-in-Residence Michael Joo
October 02, 2007
The Anchorage Museum was recently selected as one of four Alaska arts organizations to participate in the United States Artists (USA) Alaska Artist in Residence program. This fall the museum will host artist Michael Joo, 2006 USA Nimoy Fellow in Visual Art. Joo, who lives in New York City, will be in residence at the museum beginning with a two-week stay this October. A second residency period next April will culminate in a video installation at the museum. Joo will present and discuss his work and the proposal for his residency at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Anchorage Museum. Admission is free.
About the Program
The United States Artists, a new organization devoted to supporting America's finest living artists, is sending six 2006 USA Fellows to Alaska to participate in an unprecedented, statewide artist-in-residence (AIR) program. Alaska AIR is a unique collaboration between USA and the Alaska-based Rasmuson Foundation. Five Alaska cultural institutions Ð Alaska Dance Theatre, Anchorage Museum, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, Perseverance Theatre, and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks Ð will host the first residencies with artists selected from the pool of 2006 USA Fellows.
About Michael Joo
Born to Korean parents in 1966 in Ithaca, New York, Joo lives and works in New York. He has master's degree in fine arts from Yale School of Art and represented Korea at the Venice Art Biennial in 2001. From the start of his career, Joo has focused in his work on the processes through which visible entities (like the human body, or flora and fauna in nature) consume invisible calories, and the crystallized byproducts generated by these processes.
For more information, call the museum's education department at 343-6187.