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Artist Michael Singer to give free talk

Friday, October 23, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Award-winning artist Michael Singer will be giving a free talk next week hosted by The Contemporary Austin, the Office of Sustainability and Art in Public Places. The Tuesday talk precedes Wednesday’s unveiling of a sculptural piece, Uplifted Ground, designed by Singer and installed at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s new rental car facility. AIPP, which is part of the Cultural Arts Division of the city’s Economic Development Department, commissioned the piece. According to an announcement from the city, “Singer’s work has been instrumental in transforming public art, architecture, landscape, and planning projects into successful models for urban and ecological renewal. Singer has also been engaged in the rethinking of infrastructure facilities and systems in the United States and Europe and co-authored Infrastructure and Community, published by Environmental Defense Fund. … His works are part of public collections in the United States and abroad, including the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.” Singer’s talk takes place Oct. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Contemporary Austin-Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.

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