Broadcast TV visits us to interview Mel Chin

October 1, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Picture of Mel Chin interview

Picture of Mel Chin and also a very fine pink hat

Last week the TV show Planet Awesome visited our museum to interview artist Mel Chin.  The colorfully dressed Stefan, host of Planet Awesome, took an hour to learn more about the artist as well as his current project – the Fundred dollar bill – which aims to reduce toxic levels of lead in the land of Louisiana.  In this photo you can see them talking in the defining sustainability exhibition that is currently on display at the museum.

What really surpised me was the depth and breadth of information that came out in the short time frame of the interveiw.  In addition to general information on the project, there was a lively discussion about lead, why it occurs, its effects, and what means are necessary to decrease lead levels in the environment.  The artist also discussed his relationships with the people and the environment in his project, as well as his own motivations and compulsions for his current project.

– Nick

Entry filed under: Art + Performance, Art Events, Artists at the Museum, ASU Art Museum, ASU Art Museum special events, ASU Art Museum: Behind-the-scenes, First Saturdays for Families, Lectures at ASU Art Museum, Mel Chin, Sustainability.

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