by Michele Penhall, UNMAM Curator of Desire for Magic,
in conversation with
Patrick Nagatani, Artist and Professor Emeritus,
and Christopher Kaltenbach,
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Design,
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Patrick Nagatani, Model A Woody, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (VLA) Plains of St. Agustin,
New Mexico, U.S.A., 1997/1999, Silver dye bleach print
Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008was conceived as the first comprehensive look at the many and varied projects the artist has worked on since 1978, including examples from Nagatani | Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camps portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani | Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy, and the large masking tape works he calls Tape-estries. The book is available for purchase at the UNM Art Museum, $75 hardback, 260 pages, with 5 gate folds.
Desire For Magic: Patrick Nagatani, Book Cover, published 2010
All talks in the Distinguished Speaker Series will be held at the UNM Art Museum and are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!
The UNM Art Museum is located on the campus of UNM in the Center for the Arts, adjacent to Popejoy Hall. Open Tuesday - Friday: 10-4, Saturday & Sunday: 1-4 and during the evening talks.
The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the UNM Art Museum in cooperation with the Department of Art & Art History.