Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Artists Captures the “Human Condition”

This year’s Conrad Nelson lecture will feature artist Janine Antoni.

Utilizing unique materials like chocolate and soap, contemporary artist Janine Antoni will blur the line between performance art and sculpture as part of the 2012 Conrad Nelson Lecture. The lecture is set for April 4 at 7 p.m. at The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster.

Mortar and Pestle, 1999. C-print.

Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has been her own body, through which she transforms everyday activities like eating, bathing and sleeping into ways of making art. In the past, she has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth and recorded her own brainwave signals while dreaming to use as a pattern for the blanket she made the following morning.

Antoni’s work has been featured in exhibitions all over the world including the Venice Biennial, Johannesburg Biennial, Istanbul Biennial and the Prospect One Biennial in New Orleans.

In 2011, she was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.  Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for a productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets are available online, at, at the Student Memorial Center Office (room 103), by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811 or at The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster Box Office, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster. Ticket Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Line Bruntse, art and design, at 717-872-3302 or

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