A lifelong participant-observer of street life and the social life of public places, Nick Tobier creates work that reflects his belief in the power of social dynamism and the fundamental role of artist as catalyst and conduit. Through individual and collective work, Tobier’s interest in the potential of public places has manifested itself in built public projects and actions in San Francisco, Detroit and New York, internationally from Toronto to Tokyo, and performances on the stage and in the streets from Milan to Paramaribo, Suriname and at The Edinburgh, Minneapolis and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals. His short performance films have been shown across the world. He is also the author of a series of critical and speculative writings on city space, itinerant entertainment, and forms of public entertainment as radical social strategy.
ABOUT THE PENNY STAMPS LECTURE SERIES
Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Distinguished Visitors Program brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by our media sponsor, Michigan Radio.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.
For more information visit: http://art-design.umich.edu/stamps/
Nick Tobier is a faculty member at A&D.