[WEBCAST] Studio Visit: Joseph Havel
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 – Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2020
2 p.m. Discussion
2:45 p.m. Audience Q&A — Questions welcome via YouTube Live or Facebook Live
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Artist Joseph Havel will mark the opening of his new exhibition Joss at Asia Society Texas with this web-based talk and studio tour. Havel, renowned for his engagement with bronze as a medium, will discuss his process and technical approaches to the material, with particular attention to the similarities and differences between his methods and those embodied in the ancient ritual vessels in the concurrent exhibition on view, Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, on special loan from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He first encountered these same vessels when he was a college student at the University of Minnesota, and will discuss how his understanding of them has changed over time.
About the Artist
Joseph Havel (b. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1954) is a sculptor working in materials such as bronze, resin, paper, and textile. The artist is based in Houston and San Francisco, and domestic routines in both cities play heavily in his work. Havel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1979 from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, and is in the collections of many museums, including the Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Menil Collection, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Havel has served as Director of the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston since 1991.
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This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Nancy C. Allen and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., the Franci Neely Foundation, Olive Jenney, Nanako and Dale Tingleaf, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
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