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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Alex Schweder

Performance Architecture

September 22, 2016

Alex Schweder

Alex Schweder works with architecture and performance art to complicate the distinction between occupying subjects and occupied objects. His projects include Practise Architecture at Tate Britain, Flatland at New York’s Sculpture Center, Its Form Follows Your Performance at Berlin’s Magnus Muller, A Sac of Rooms All Day Long at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Counterweight Roommate in Scope Basel, Roomograph at the deCordova Museum, and The Rise and Fall in the Marrakech Biennial. Schweder is the author of Stalls Between Walls, an essay included in Ladies and Gents, The Gendering of Public Toilets. He is a three-time artist in residence at the Kohler Company and held residence at the Chinati Foundation and American Academy in Rome. Schweder has been a guest professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Pratt Institute, and the Institute for Art and Architecture in Vienna.

Supported by Wasserman Projects, Ann Arbor Art Center’s POP-X, and the 2016 Detroit Design Festival.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.