On Wednesday, March 31, 7 p.m. RADAR REDUX will webcast live the NEW ART DIALOGUES lecture by Mel Chin. The lecture is part of an ongoing series at MICA in conjunction with Baltimore's the Contemporary Museum.
The internationally recognized Mr. Chin is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that encourage the community to collaborate and works that merge cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas. Chin's art, which is both analytical and poetic, evades easy classification as he intertwines such dichotic disciplines as alchemy, botany and ecology. His works investigate how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility. This is part of a lecture series by the Contemporary Museum, where Chin, in conjunction with MICA students, is presenting an installation of The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, a community-based artwork engaging school-age children in neighborhoods across the country to raise awareness about lead poisoning, through Sunday, April 11.