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The Anxieties of Apes and Artists is a nightly lecture series by Arius Elvikis

School of Art MFA candidate Arius Elvikis presents his thesis exhibition, The Anxieties of Apes and Artists: An Animated Lecture Series, March 2–6 in the Harry Wood Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus.

Photo Courtesy Whitney Zama

February 24, 2009

Arius Elvikis is a Master of Fine Arts intermedia candidate in the ASU Herberger College School of Art.

Arius Elvikis is an artist and science enthusiast presenting The Anxieties of Apes and Artists: An Animated Lecture Series, four lectures that combine the tradition of animation as an educational tool with a humorous and lively research presentation. The nightly series is the artist's attempt to ease his anxieties through investigations into biology and evolution and share new insight into the human condition.

Elvikis reinterprets the familiar lecture format into a performative art event, that also defamiliarizes the traditional gallery space by transforming it into a conference-style lecture hall. His twitchy and frenetic animation technique – that is digitally projected instead of static slides – complements his high-strung lecture style. 

Harry Wood Gallery, School of Art building, 900 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

Exhibition: March 2–6, 2009

Evening Lectures: Monday, March 2, 7 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday, March 3–5, 5 p.m.

Reception: Monday, March 2, 7–9 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Public Contact
Arius Elvikis
ASU Herberger College School of Art
Master of Fine Arts candidate 

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

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