Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA
Swiss artist Loher, whose video installations combine performance art, music, and dance, returns to the Figge to discuss her latest work and its relation to current environmental issues, including a decline in pollinators.
A native of Zurich, Switzerland, who currently resides in New York City, Loher has been described by Artlyst.com as an artist who creates “compelling video works that make a statement about humanity in a quiet and elegant fashion – tiny microcosms [that] are inventive, poetic, and mesmerizing to watch.” With her works appearing internationally in solo and group exhibitions hosted everywhere from Moscow to Rome to Savannah, Georgia, she has enjoyed distinguished artist residencies in capital cities including Berlin and Beijing, and was a recent recipient of the esteemed CreaTVty Award from the Swiss TV Production Center. Loher last spoke at the Figge three years ago, when her exhibition Videoplanet Orchestra was on display from January through May of 2014.
Loher's 7 p.m. artist talk, presented in partnership with TallgrassQC, will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. social hour, and more information on the evening is available by calling (563)326-7804 or visiting FiggeArtMuseum.org. For more on the artist herself, visit KatjaLoher.com.