Jane Morton Norton
Endowed Lecture: Hasan Elahi
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 p.m – 7 p.m.
@ Cressman Center for Visual Arts
100 E Main Street,
Louisville, Ky 40202
The Hite Art Institute is proud to announce The 2019 Jane Morton Norton Endowed Lecture, international multimedia artist Hasan Elahi. Elahi’s artworks examine issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. In 2002, after discovering the FBI had erroneously added him to a terrorist watch list and had been tracking him for some time, Elahi began publicly tracking every detail of his daily activities. Elahi will speak about surveillance, sousveillance, identity and privacy.
Elahi’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Venice Biennale. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, and The Colbert Report. Elahi has spoken about his work to a broad range of audiences such as Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, TED, and the World Economic Forum. Elahi is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from Creative Capital and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Data, Mine at Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University, January 16-February 19, 2019.