Brooklyn-based Janet Zweig will discuss her upcoming project for the new Barbara Jordan Terminal at Austin Bergstrom International Airport— an immersive, interactive installation tentatively scheduled for completion in late 2019. Zweig’s public works include a performance space in a prairie on a Kansas City rooftop; a sentence-generating sculpture for an engineering school in Orlando; and a 1200-foot frieze at the Prince Street subway station in New York. Her sculpture has been exhibited at institutions including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, PS1, and the Walker Art Center, and she has been awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship and NEA fellowships, among other accolades.
Launched in 2017, the series encourages thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and offer a sneak peek at commissions they are executing for the City of Austin.