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ASU Art Museum curator to discuss video exhibition in free lecture

January 18, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. – The public is invited to attend a free, lunchtime lecture about the video exhibition, Not Quite Myself Today, at noon on Feb. 8 in the ASU Art Museum.

ASU Art Museum curator John Spiak, whose video exhibition is drawing international attention, will discuss the concept behind the exhibition, which explores the stereotypes, processes, development and struggles associated with being an artist in today's media-competitive world.

“While the artists included in Not Quite Myself Today most definitely have a personal presence in their videos, their work is not synonymous with their true selves or with their chosen role as artists,” Spiak says. “Rather, their work reflects an interest in how perceptions about artists in general are formed - not only by others, but also by the individual artists themselves.”

Using video as their medium, the artists explore a variety of lingering questions with respect to artistic identity: "Who am I?" "How do others perceive me?" "How did I get this way?" and "Who do I wish I could be?"

The ASU Art Museum is a division of The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University. It is located in the Nelson Fine Arts Center at the corner of Mill Ave. and 10th St. in Tempe. Free parking is available in ASU Art Museum-marked spaces at the south end of Tempe Center, located at the NE corner of Mill Ave. and 10th St. Visitors must sign in at the front desk in the lobby.

For more information about the noontime lecture or the exhibition, call the museum at (480) 965-2787. 

Media Contact:
Jennifer Pringle