Nasher Sculpture Center presents 360: Ivan Navarro
Nasher Sculpture Center will present 360: Ivan Navarro. The Nasher’s ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture and design.
Chilean-born artist Navarro is internationally renowned for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light. Navarro will speak at the Nasher in conjunction with the exhibition of his monumental work, This Land Is Your Land, at NorthPark Center through spring 2015.
This Land is Your Land features three elevated wooden water towers that, upon first glance, may appear to be traditional architectural structures. Upon closer encounter, visitors discover that each vessel contains a different neon word or image. Glowing from within, the words “ME/WE” and “BED,” along with an image of a ladder, are reflected endlessly, serving as a metaphor for the political and personal experience of immigration.
The artist takes the exhibition’s title from the beloved 1940 Woody Guthrie folk song, “This Land Is Your Land”, which is both an American anthem and a poignant description of the freedoms offered in this country for an immigrant population. For Iván Navarro, it represents the vast expanse of the American landscape and a democratic society pursued by millions of people.
Seating is limited, so reservations are requested. Immediately following the presentation, guests will enjoy a wine reception with RSVP. For information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-242-5159.