Live with Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler moderated by David MacWilliam

Sunday, December 6, 1PM

Haley Austin
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler on the filmset of Flora, Berlin

Join guest-curator David MacWilliam in conversation with internationally renowned artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler.

Currently dividing their time between Austin, Texas and Berlin, Germany, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in film, photography and sculpture since 1990. They began collaborating as artists-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and later completed graduate degrees at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In April 2017, they were each awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in recognition of their outstanding achievements to art and culture by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2017 they represented Switzerland in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial in the exhibition “Women of Venice”, curated by Philipp Kaiser. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on place and cinema and is “propelled by the artists’ fascination with the open circuits of social life, memory, and history that sit just outside the frame of moving images.”1 Hubbard / Birchler’s work is held in numerous public collections internationally and their exhibition history includes venues such as the 48th and 57th Venice Biennial; Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA; Tate Museum Liverpool; Kunstmuseum Basel; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, to name a few.

Hubbard grew up in Australia and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, as well as the graduate sculpture program at Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Birchler grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Academy of Art and Design Basel and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. Currently, Hubbard and Birchler are faculty members at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Birchler is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin and Hubbard holds the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. 1 Jordan Amirkani, „Sound Speed Marker at the Blaffer Art Museum“, in: Daily Serving: An International Publication for Contemporary Art, 10. Juni 2015. Image Caption: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler on the filmset of Flora ,Berlin Photo: Haley Austin

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