There’s an art-shaped hole in the middle of all the articles national media outlets have been printing about Nashville’s creative industries. But hopefully not for long. Northwestern University professor and Art Journal editor Lane Relyea knows a lot about the ways the art world has altered to reflect the cultural sea change of the past 25 years — namely, the post-studio movement and the proliferation of social networks and DIY culture in all arenas of life — and he’ll be at Vanderbilt tonight to share his knowledge in the most recent lecture from the university’s stellar StudioVU series.
Relyea’s recent book, Your Everyday Art World, broaches the need to re-examine the way art fits into the world as it now stands by drawing on art practice, exhibition strategies, art criticism and graduate education. What will Relyea leave our community’s creators with? Show up for the free event tonight and see for yourself.