National Portrait Gallery installs “The Network,” by Lincoln Schatz

What: 

National Portrait Gallery installs “The Network,” by Lincoln Schatz

When: 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 9:00am10:30am

Where: 

National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and G streets N.W.

  • 9 a.m.: Media arrive for set-up
  • 9:45 a.m.: Speaking program begins
  • 10 a.m.: Work debuts; 
    Photo-op with artist, Lincoln Schatz, and 37 of the 89 sitters in front of the work
  • 10:10 a.m.: Q&A

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired “The Network,” a video portrait by the artist Lincoln Schatz. Called a “generative portrait,” this piece is a single-screen video that constantly recombines 89 interviews with politicians, scientists, innovators and scholars; 37 of the sitters will attend the installation (list follows). The piece will be on view beginning Dec. 11 when the museum opens at 11:30 a.m.

At 6 p.m. Schatz will give a talk about the portrait and the process he used to create it. He will also sign books.

Note to editors: Still images of the work are available at newsdesk.si.edu.

Interested media contact: bentleyb@si.edu.

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SI-510-2012


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