The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art: Clifford Owens, “Your Head is Attached to Your Body”
Clifford Owens is an artist, writer, and curator. Influenced by performance art practices of the 1960s, he is known for live and photographic works that center on the body. His work often asks audiences to manipulate, move, dress, touch or otherwise engage directly with his body, resulting in spontaneous actions. Owens’s work Anthology (Benjamin Patterson), 2011 will be included in Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance. For the Plonsker program, his performance-based, “audience-sensitive” lecture will be radically different from the standard artist slide talk.
Anthology (Nsenga Knight), 2011, courtesy of the artist and INVISIBLE-EXPORTS.