October 19, 2015
An Evening with Michael Singer
Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, in partnership with the City of Austin Office of Sustainability and The Contemporary Austin, will present a free talk by artist and designer Michael Singer on Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m. at The Contemporary Austin –Jones Center. The event is open to the public. Singer will discuss his work, including Uplifted Ground, a large-scale public art installation for the new Rental Car Facility at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Singer is the Artist and Principal Designer at Michael Singer Studio, an art, design, and planning studio based in Vermont and Florida. He is internationally known for his work in indoor and outdoor sculpture since the 1970s. In the past two decades, Singer’s work has been instrumental in transforming public art, architecture, landscape, and planning projects into successful models for urban and ecological renewal. Singer has also been engaged in the rethinking of infrastructure facilities and systems in the United States and Europe and co-authored Infrastructure and Community, published by Environmental Defense Fund. He has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His works are part of public collections in the United States and abroad, including the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.