March 26: Artists at the Institute

New York University's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to join artist Paul Pfeiffer as he discusses his artworks as part of the Artists at the Institute lecture series.

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street



About the artist:

Paul Pfeiffer is a pioneering video artist, sculptor and photographer, who digitally edits found footage of sporting events and Hollywood films in order to study and expose how mass media imagery operates and influences us, individually and as a society. By erasing the central figures of iconic images and looping his videos on small portable monitors, Pfeiffer variously encourages the kind of close contemplation usually associated with painting. His laboriously manipulated appropriations, rich in references of all types—classical, religious, art historical— transform the everyday, revealing how, for example, today's professional athletes are the saints of yore.

Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. RSVP is required.