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* EMPAC Presents “In a Glass Hour: Paul Ramirez Jonas” Dec. 9
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EMPAC Presents “In a Glass Hour: Paul Ramirez Jonas” Dec. 9
In a Glass Hour is a lecture series devoted to exploring the topic of time from the diverse perspectives of media theorists, scientists, artists, historians, journalists, and others. Taking a broadly interdisciplinary approach to this singular subject, the series will point to the elasticity of this pervasive subject.

According to EMPAC, the themes of time, expiration and memory are central to visual artist Paul Ramirez Jonas’ work. In his projects, what looks like invention is but a re-enactment and what seems to be an exploration is but walking in someone else’s footsteps. However, not unlike a musician reading from a score or an actor performing from a play, the pre- existence of a text does not preclude passion, enthusiasm, humor, and new meanings.

Ramírez Jonas has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a B.A. from Brown University. His work has been profiled in ArtForum, Zing, ARTnews, The New York Times, and Art in America, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include the 2008 São Paulo Biennial.

Ramirez Jonas will present a lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in EMPAC’s Studio I-Goodman. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.empac.rpi.edu.

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Inside Rensselaer
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