CalArts President Steven D. Lavine welcomes Barcelona artist Frederic Amat—painter, sculptor, filmmaker, scene designer—for a lively talk on the convergence of influences in the Catalan artist's wide-ranging practice and the dynamics of producing creative work across various media. Amat, the subject of retrospectives in the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City and the Miró Foundation in Barcelona, has put forward an open concept of painting that has allowed him to create, among many other projects, set designs for dance and theater stagings of texts by García Lorca, Beckett, Koltès, and Octavio Paz. Amat’s presentation includes a screening of his newly completed film on Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí.
Introducing Frederic Amat at REDCAT will be Selma Holo, the author of Beyond the Prado: Museums and Identity in a Democratic Spain and the director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and of USC's International Museum Institute in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
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