Sunday / 11.9.14 / 3:00
Join us for an illustrated lecture and booksigning with writer and sociologist of art Sarah Thornton, author of the bestselling Seven Days in the Art World. In her new book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, Thornton asks the simple but profound question: what is an artist? She traveled the globe to observe and interview over one hundred artists from fourteen countries on five continents, dividing the stories she brought back into three linked “acts”—politics, kinship, and craft—in order to delve deeply into what motivates artists and how they relate to the broader world.
Thornton writes regularly for the Economist and many other publications. Seven Days in the Art World, which explores the precious ecosystem of art dealers, collectors, curators, and critics, was described as “a field guide to the nomadic tribes of the contemporary art world” and named one of the best art books of 2008 by the New York Times.
Moderated by Laura Richard, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley History of Art Department
Gund Theater. Included with admission
Copresented by UC Berkeley Departments of History of Art and Art Practice
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