What is it that is so intriguing about maps?

The Off the Map lecture coincides with an exhibition of the same title at the Kirkland Art Center, on display from February 12 – March 10, 2010. Exploring the intersection of art and science, Off the Map examines how new geospatial mapping technologies inspire artistic creation in mapping experiences. Reflecting the shift in mapping practices, the lecture surveys artists who are appropriating new cartographic techniques and publishing the communication capabilities of maps. Speakers include organizer Jill Hardy, Lize Mogel, and Seattle artist Claude Zervas. This exhibition and the accompanying lecture are a part of the Emerging Curator Initiative is a collaborative venture shared between Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) and the University of Washington’s Museology Graduate Program.

Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist who works with the interstices between art and cultural geography. She inserts and distributes cartographic projects into public space and via publications. She is co-editor of the book/map collection An Atlas of Radical Cartography and co-curator of the traveling exhibition An Atlas. She also co-curated Genius Loci, an exhibition of conceptual mappings of Los Angeles (Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, California Museum of Photography, Riverside).

Friday, February 26, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Henry Auditorium
Henry Members, Kirkland Arts Center Members FREE / General Admission $5

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