Texas Tech University

2018 Texas Sculpture Symposium

CONFLICT: art practice addressing global concerns
Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock
February 9-10, 2018

The 2018 Texas Sculpture Symposium (TxSS), slated for February 9-10, 2018, will be concerned with the theme of Conflict and how artists use their practice and media to address topics such as war, religion, politics, cultural bias, nature, mental health, love; these and many more factors that can spark conflict on international, national, local, and personal levels.

Keynote Speakers

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal - Iraqi American artist, and currently an associate professor at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Bilal is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics.

Postcommodity

Postcommodity - Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, of the interdisciplinary arts collective, will be in attendance. Postcommodity's art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence.

The TxSS will include

  • a panel discussion with the keynote speakers and artists Pedram Beldari and Nooshin Hakim Javadi,
  • an exhibition guest curated by Loren Schwerd, Associate Professor of Sculpture at Louisiana State University,
  • the traditional 12x12x12 symposium participants' exhibition,
  • participant Art Slams, and
  • a cast aluminum event hosted by the Texas Tech sculpture area.

More information and Registration details will be posted on this page soon.