Contemporary Art Then + Now: Joel Tauber

Apr 19, 7pm - 8:30pm

Contemporary Art Then + Now: Joel Tauber photo

How did the 1960s pave the way for the art of today? Where is art headed and what ideas, technologies, and political and societal concerns are artists embracing? Experience the unique ways four North Carolina art historians, curators, and professors explore the changing territory of contemporary art. Introduction by Weatherspoon Art Museum Director Nancy Doll and including guest lectures by: Jay Curley, Wake Forest University (April 5); Endia Beal, Winston-Salem State University (April 12); Joel Tauber, Wake Forest University (April 19); and Cary Levine, UNC Chapel Hill (April 26). 

Registration for the lecture series Contemporary Art: Then + Now (April 5, 12, 19 & 26) is available through the Triad Stage Box Office beginning January 5. 

$50 WAM Members; $65 Nonmembers
  • Register online:
  • In person: Triad Stage, 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401. 
  • Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, Noon-6pm; Saturday, 2-6pm
  • By phone: 336-272-0160
  • All sales are final. No refunds. Registration for individual lectures is not available. 

Conceptual Art, Performance, and Video (Apr 19)

Joel Tauber is Associate Professor, Filmmaking and Video Art, Wake Forest University. As an artist and filmmaker, Joel raises discourse about ethics, the environment, and mysticism in poetic ways. He will discuss the conceptual artists, Bas Jan Ader, Mierle Ukeles, and Felix Gonzalez Torres, who influenced his own work and who resonate with other contemporary artists working within the realm of performance, film/video, social practice, and cultural activism. 

Tauber's work has been presented in numerous film festivals, art galleries, and museums; including the Atlanta Film Festival (USA), the Adamski Gallery (Germany), and the De Appel Centre For Contemporary Art (Netherlands). His 33-minute film, art installation, and public art project, Sick-Amour, which celebrates a forlorn tree stuck in the middle of a giant parking lot, was shortlisted for a 2011 International Green Award (England). Tauber’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including National Public Radio (USA), Deutsche Welle / Deutschlandfunk Radio (Germany), and Swedish Television (Sweden).

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