Project Description

2014 Biennial Artists

Christopher Michlig & John Zerzan

Christopher Michlig is an artist making work in a wide range of media, primarily focusing on the manipulation of public formats of communication to explore, expose and upend the aesthetics of urban space. His work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in one-person exhibitions at Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles; VOLTA 8, Basel, Switzerland; Galleria Giuseppe, Pero, Milan; and devening projects + editions, Chicago. His work has been published and reviewed in a number of publications. Michlig received an MFA in Sculpture from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, in 2007. He is currently Assistant Professor of art at the University of Oregon.

John Zerzan is an American anarchist and primitivist philosopher and author. His works criticize agricultural civilization as inherently oppressive, and advocate drawing upon the ways of life of hunter-gatherers as an inspiration for what a free society should look like. Some subjects of his criticism include domestication, language, symbolic thought (such as mathematics and art) and the concept of time.  His five major books are Elements of Refusal (1988), Future Primitive and Other Essays (1994), Running on Emptiness (2002), Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections (2005), and Twilight of the Machines (2008).

 

Venues: Jamison Square, 810 NW 11th Ave (map), 786 West Burnside Street (map), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
Website: christophermichlig.com

2014 Biennial Artists