Visiting Artist Lecture: Jonn Herschend

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:00 pm
Raised in a Midwestern amusement park, Jonn Herschend is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and experimental publisher whose work explores fiction, reality and the narrative structures that we employ as a way to explain the chaos and clutter of our everyday lives. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Room 193
Art Department
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Herschend’s videos, performances, installations and photos incorporate sterile and formally recognizable structures such as PowerPoint presentations, academic lectures, photographic evidence, infomercials, gallery exhibitions or educational videos. He uses these structures as a means to investigate the issues of truth and confusion and allows the messiness of reality to eventually collapse the whole piece.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including in Copenhagen, Denmark; Houston; the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; SITE Santa Fe, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is co-founder and co-editor of the experimental publication The Thing Quarterly, and is a recent recipient of a Danish Arts Council grant for his work as co-curator, along with Heidi Hove, of the Deadpan Exchange international exhibition series. He has been a visiting lecturer at SF State, California College of Art, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. His work will be included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York.


Jonn Herschend

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