Melbourne lecture: Adam Kalkin

August 8, 2011

Artist, architect and Macgeorge fellow Adam Kalkin will give a free public lecture at the University of Melbourne, discussing his experimental and ambiguous architectural projects.

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Architecture is the silent homologous gravitational mass that absorbs every meaningful production.

Adam Kalkin – architect, University of Melbourne Macgeorge fellow and featured artist at the Mis-design exhibition taking place at the Ian Potter Museum of Art – will give a free public lecture exploring his practice at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 30 August.

Kalkin’s buildings embody the paradoxes and ambiguities that are more often the domain of the art object than of the domestic environment. Using prefabricated materials, shipping containers, jetways, urban detritus, dirt and plastics, he introduces an emotional ambiguity into an area of architecture that has long conformed to a limited set of effects.

Kalkin’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, Art Basel/Miami and Deitch Projects. He lives in Paris, New York and New Jersey. His installation, the *Adam Kalkin Tennis Academy*, will be held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art (at the University of Melbourne) from 24 August until 6 November, and his *Pop-Up Pirate Radio Tower* will be installed in the VCA courtyard from 22 July until 6 November.

*Where* Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville
*When* Tuesday 30 August, 6.30-7.30pm
*Event is free, but bookings are essential*. Email potter-events@unimelb.edu.au or call 03 8344 0327 for bookings.

Supported by the Macgeorge Bequest.
*Image* Adam Kalkin at home, Bunny Lane, New Jersey. Photograph courtesy the artist/Peter Aaron/Esto


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