About The Talk
Martin Creed, one of Great Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, works in a wide array of media including sculpture, painting, installation, choreography, and music. Making use of existing materials and situations, Creed’s work often utilizes conceptual scores to create specific interventions, questioning the definition of art with playful, witty, conceptual minimalism. His logical and deadpan approach to artmaking is evident in the naming practice of his works, which are titled in numerical and sequential order. His monumental piece for the 2012 London Olympics, Work No. 1197, All the Bells in a Country Rung as Quickly and Loudly as Possible for Three Minutes, included the participation of thousands as they rang bells from Big Ben to the Houses of Parliament in London, Millennium Square in Bristol to St Albans Cathedral, and in hundreds of other churches and community centers throughout the United Kingdom to usher in the Olympics. Creed will launch the Spring 2015 Public Art Fund Talks with a performative lecture about his work in the public realm.
Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
This program is made possible in part by Con Edison and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.