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Warnock Artist in Residence Lecture: Eva and Franco Mattes
February 14 @ 7:00 pm
“Happens Or It Didn’t Pic”
Eva and Franco Mattes (1976) are an artist duo originally from Italy, living in New York. They have continually made work that responds to and dissects the contemporary networked condition, always approaching the ethics and politics of life online with a darkly humorous edge. Their latest body of work, Dark Content, sheds light on the largely anonymous labour force of content moderators that has emerged with the rise of social media. Throughout the discussion, they will explore how what is concealed is often what matters most.
They have exhibited internationally and among the venues are the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2018); Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie (2017); Yokohama Triennale (2017); Biennale of Sydney (2016); Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2016); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2016). Mattes work is frequently in the media and has been written about in Artforum, Frieze Magazine, e-flux journal, The New York Times, Washington Post and The Guardian. They were recipients of the Creative Capital Award (2016). Their website: www.0100101110101101.org
Made possible through the generous support of Marva and John Warnock, the Department of Art & Art History, the College of Fine Arts, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.