The Visual Resources Library of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be conducting a series of short Personal Archiving workshops on focused topics for the Fall 2022 semester.
The role material condition plays in artistic production and the utility of art objects has been frequently obscured in the discipline of art history. This year’s symposium will foreground materiality with an emphasis on raw materials, both in the production of art objects and in artistic depictions.
As a visual artist, Julio Lugo Rivas has a particular taste for zooming in, zooming out, focusing and blurring subjects, objects or scenes from everyday life. Starting from social, political and economic criteria, he delves into the relationship of living beings with their environments to present diverse readings that invite contemplation and reflection. Lugo Rivas uses the scientific method as part of the creative process both in the conceptualization and development of his artistic research.