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MMoCA: Stephen Fleischman Lectureship w/Martin Kersels

April 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a virtual artist talk with internationally renowned performance artist, sculptor, and videographer Martin Kersels (b. 1960) as part of the Museum’s Stephen Fleischman Lectureship series. Kersels, originally from Los Angeles, is currently professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at the Yale School of Art.
Physicality permeates Kersels’ work. He often uses himself as a subject for expressing the emotions we share by being corporeal. Kersels will reflect on his work over time, and of his relationship with MMoCA, which extends back to its days as the Madison Art Center. The artist’s first solo exhibition, Commotion: Martin Kersels, took place at the Madison Art Center and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in 1997-1998.
The founding of the Stephen Fleischman Lectureship in 2015 celebrated the 25th anniversary of Fleischman’s tenure as the Director of the Museum. Talks organized for the lectureship are held each year in April and have free admission, in recognition of the Museum’s dedication to providing access to opportunities for learning and enrichment.
Registrations are not required for this event, and viewers need not have a Facebook account to attend.
Image: Charm (Death Star), 2006. Aluminum wire, metal, light bulb, and chain. 2 x 24 x 24 inches, plus chain. Gift of the Buddy Taub Foundation. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Portrait of Martin Kersels, courtesy of the Artist.