Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Please join us for Tom Marioni's Lecture on 10.06.2010 @ 7:00 pm in the Danforth Lecture Hall
Tom Marioni pioneered the use of social situations as art and explored performance as sculptural actions using sound, drawing, photography, and installation. Marioni was born in 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the Cincinnati Art Academy, and in 1959 moved to San Francisco, where he still lives. His first sound work, One Second Sculpture, 1969, was celebrated in the 2005 Lyon Biennial as presaging the work of many artists today who use sound and duration as subjects. His first museum show was in 1970 at the Oakland Museum of California. Titled “The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art,” it was an early example of social activity as art.