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Stephen Fleischman Lectureship: Martin Kersels

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Martin Kersels was born in Los Angeles, California. After he graduated with an undergraduate degree in art from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1984, he became a founding member of the collaborative performance group SHRIMPS. This group worked together on movement-based performances until 1993. Returning to UCLA for his MFA from 1992 to 1995, he began to create dynamic sculptures—both intimate and large, still and full of movement—as well as photography that documented performative moments, and videos that presented his body as an object. For the last eight years, he has been a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at the Yale School of Art. He lives and works in the New Haven-area of Connecticut.

This talk is the fifth Stephen Fleischman Lectureship, which honors his tenure as director of MMoCA. Talks organized for the Stephen Fleischman Lectureship are held each year in April. The founding of the Stephen Fleischman Lectureship in 2015 celebrated the 25th anniversary of Fleischman’s tenure as the Director of the Museum. He retired in May 2020.

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Commotion: Martin Kersels Catalogue


April 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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