THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 / 11 AM – 9 PM

Lectures

Dudie Ash Memorial Lecture: Dario Robleto

9/27/2011 / 6:30pm

*Reservations required

THIS LECTURE IS NOW AT CAPACITY; IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE A RESERVATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ATTEND IN THE EVENT SEATS BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE LAST MINUTE.

In a discussion of this exhibition, Dario Robleto said, “Survival is the driving theme of almost all of my work. And when I say survival, I mean the very uniquely human solution to loss or grief, but specifically in a creative way. In my work, I try to stress that it’s not about death or loss as an end point. It’s about the creative response to loss, which to me is a human problem, so it becomes philosophical because you can investigate humanity itself through this lens."

Join us for an illustrated lecture by the artist, as he discusses his winding path to art, his working methods, and his unique approach to materials. 

The Margaret (Dudie) Ash Lecture Series was established in 1976 in memory of this former trustee. A dedicated volunteer, Margaret enriched the lives of many with her tireless devotion to Art Center activities and promotion of the institution. This lecture series, named in her honor, has kept her memory alive.

*Seating is limited. Please make your FREE reservations at 515.271.0313 or via e-mail beginning Monday, September 5. Include a name for the reservation, the lecture you wish to attend (“Robleto”), a contact e-mail address or phone number, and the number of seats requested.

Funding for this lecture is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

2011-09-27 18:30:00 2011-09-27 00:00:00 America/Chicago Dudie Ash Memorial Lecture: Dario Robleto *Reservations required THIS LECTURE IS NOW AT CAPACITY; IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE A RESERVATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ATTEND IN THE EVENT SEATS BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE LAST MINUTE. In a discussion of this exhibition, Dario Robleto said, “Survival is the driving theme of almost all of my work. And when I say survival, I mean the very uniquely human solution to loss or grief, but specifically in a creative way. In my work, I try to stress that it’s not about death or loss as an end point. It’s about the creative response to loss, which to me is a human problem, so it becomes philosophical because you can investigate humanity itself through this lens." Join us for an illustrated lecture by the artist, as he discusses his winding path to art, his working methods, and his unique approach to materials.  The Margaret (Dudie) Ash Lecture Series was established in 1976 in memory of this former trustee. A dedicated volunteer, Margaret enriched the lives of many with her tireless devotion to Art Center activities and promotion of the institution. This lecture series, named in her honor, has kept her memory alive. *Seating is limited. Please make your FREE reservations at 515.271.0313 or via e-mail beginning Monday, September 5. Include a name for the reservation, the lecture you wish to attend (“Robleto”), a contact e-mail address or phone number, and the number of seats requested. Funding for this lecture is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa  or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dudie Ash Memorial Lecture: Dario Robleto

Dario Robleto (American, born 1972)
The Common Denominator Of Existence Is Loss, 2008 (detail)
50,000-year-old extinct cave bear paws, human hand bones, stretched and pulled audio tape of the earliest audio recording of time (experimental clock, 1878), 19th-century mourning ribbon, bocote, shellac, glass
42 ¾ x 47 ½ x 47 ½ inches
Collection of Nancy and Stanley Singer, East Hampton, New York

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