The Visiting Artists Program is pleased to welcome Reinhard Reitzenstein to campus on Monday, Feb. 4. Mr. Reitzenstein will give a public lecture on 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building lecture theatre.
Reitzenstein's work has consistently taken him into processes exploring ways to interconnect nature, culture, science and technology. He works in several parallel areas: indoor installation and sculpture using cast, spun and welded metals, wood, glass, photography, digitally processed images and other materials; large scale drawings; outdoor tree-based installations and sound art. Among his numerous installation pieces are collaborative sound sculptures with Gayle Young. He also works on collaborative projects with physicists and environmental scientists.
Among other works, he has created two separate sound installation projects, "Tuyeaux Sonores" in Alma, Quebec and Grimsby, Ontario; and another entitled "Klang Bau; the Bunker Version" for the Sound Symposium in Newfoundland. He travels and exhibits his work extensively, often speaking about contemporary cultural issues in his public lectures. He has represented Canada in several important international exhibitions: representing Canada in Caracas, Venezuela and in Taiwan. His work is also represented in numerous private and public collections, among them, The National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Hamilton, University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Confederation Centre for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, Lutz Teutloff Collection, Bielefeldt, Germany, CONAC, Caracas, Venezuela. Reitzenstein has been an instructor in sculpture and interdisciplinary studies several universities and he currently is Head of the Sculpture Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo.