On November 11, 2015, Internationally acclaimed public artist, Manav Gupta, spoke to his career as an international artist, specifically his work “Excavations in Hymns of Clay” that has been described as a “suite of environmental art installations where the artist deploys the quintessentially Indian potter’s produce of clay objects such as the earthen lamps (“diyas”), local cigar (“chilam”), earthen cups (“kullar”) and transforms their individual identity into metaphors and idioms of sustainability, context, perception and treatment as he conceptualizes and creates large scale avant-garde installations.”

A poet, painter, and filmmaker as well as an installation artist, Manav invited attendees to walk through his history as an artist and spoke more specifically to his current series – Excavations in Hymns of Clay – a major undertaking that he plans to bring around the world. His work seamlessly weaves spirituality, tradition and environmentalism.

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This event was made possible in part by The McKnight Foundation.