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Please note: Sadly, Glen Seator died in December 2002 at the age of 46.

Entrance / Glen Seator
The Getty Research Institute
Artists’ Forum presents:
Making Things, Moving Places:
The Work of artist Glen Seator

Saturday, September 28, 2002
8:45 a.m–6:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

About the Symposium
Making Things, Moving Places is the first event in the Artists’ Forum series sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and launched this year in conjunction with the Research Institute’s 2002–03 theme of “Biography.” Artists’ Forum provides an opportunity to survey the work of noted contemporary visual artists and to examine the work in relationship to the artists’ creative history. This symposium brings together an international roster of distinguished scholars and practitioners in the fields of art and architecture to examine a full decade (1990–2001) of artist Glen Seator’s work realized in the United States and Europe. The panel of speakers, moderated by Thomas Crow, director of the Getty Research Institute, will consider the significant implications of work that shifts the very terms of such diverse historical concerns as transportability, site-specificity, replication, process, representation, landscape, monumentality, and the everyday occurrence. The symposium ends in discussion with the artist as a first-voice interpretation of the process, objects, and meaning of his work.

About the Artist
In the early 1990s Glen Seator’s visionary work brought new focus to the use of architecture as a subject and material of contemporary sculptural practice. From procedural works enacted in private and public locations, to renowned full-scale architectural reconstructions, to recent photographic works, Seator’s developing oeuvre marks a renewed concern for the physical object and the demands of making, maintaining, and viewing.

Seator has realized major works at galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including from the Pollack Krasner Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Soros Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2000-01 he was a Getty artist in residence working under the Getty Research Institute’s theme of “Reproductions and Originals.”

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