CANCELED: Lecture and Workshop with Nicholas Muellner

The University of Pittsburgh’s Studio Arts and History of Art and Architecture departments are pleased to announce a Spring 2020 Visiting Artist lecture with Los Angeles–based artist and writer Nicholas Muellner on Wednesday, March 18, at 6pm.


On Wednesday, March 18, at 6pm, Muellner will present “Making Doubles,” a scripted slide presentation based on the opening essay of his new book, Lacuna Park: Essays and other Adventures in Photography (SPBH Editions, 2019). Incorporating dozens of images, from old iPhone photos to his newest experiments in portraiture, the presentation attempts to trace links between our appearance in images and their seductive powers. Intertwining memoir, reportage, fiction, and theory, Muellner’s new image-text book asks: what is existentially at stake today in the making and viewing of photographs?

In addition to his public presentation, Muellner will lead a writing workshop on Thursday, March 19, from 9am to 11am in Frick Fine Arts 104. The workshop will consist of exercises geared toward expanding the language we use to talk about images and will be open to students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Space will be limited. Stay tuned for registration details.
Nicholas Muellner's artistic practice operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives. His recent image-text books include The Photograph Commands Indifference (A-Jump Books, 2009) and The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011). His 2017 book In Most Tides An Island (SPBH Editions, 2017) was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook of the Year Award, and he is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. He codirects the Image Text MFA and Press at Ithaca College.

We hope you can join us!

Nicholas Muellner: “Making Doubles”
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6pm
The University of Pittsburgh 
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 202
650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The event is free and open to the public.

Writing Workshop with Nicholas Muellner
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9am–11am
The University of Pittsburgh 
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 104
650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Registration details coming soon.