The Stedelijk Museum and Werkplaats Typografie of the Art EZ Institute of the Arts proudly present the third edition of the lecture series “Common Grounds, Common Practices,” featuring the internationally renowned researchers and artists Luis Jacob and Glenn Lewis.
Lewis worked with peers to develop alternate channels for artistic exchange such as mail art, dance and performance events, parades and dinner parties–where he utilized video and computer technology to expand this international network and sphere of activity.
During the talk, both Luis Jacob and Glenn Lewis will present their practices.
They will also discuss the rich history of collaborations, artist groups, correspondence networks and alternative means of dissemination and presentation of art works in the past and today.
The lecture series Common Grounds, Common Practices is dedicated to how contemporary graphic design actively influences and benefits from related disciplines.
By inviting a variety of speakers for conversations about their work and their relationships to working itself, this series celebrates shared ideals and collaborative practices within fine arts, moving images, new media, and editorial and graphic design.
At the core of this lecture series is the suggestion that basic principles of graphic design can be found within various disciplines, whether or not these are connected to conventional methods of print or digital reproduction and communication.
Starting from the premise that graphic design is a discipline that “connects and communicates,” the series inspires a discussion about how graphic design may be understood as a more influential factor than generally acknowledged, and as a common ground for other disciplines, which could be considered as graphic design’s most relevant role today.
Glenn Lewis is a Vancouver-based conceptual artist whose artistic career spans almost 55 years.
Educated at the Vancouver School of Art, the University of British Columbia, and Leach Pottery in St.
Ives, Cornwall, England, Lewis has worked in ceramics, sculpture, video, film, performance, writing and photography.
He has also taught ceramics, sculpture, drawing and art teaching methods at the University of British Columbia, and media workshops at the National Film Board in Vancouver.