Ethiopian-American artist Julie Mehretu will take part in the fifth American Artist Lecture Series, a partnership between Art In Embassies, Tate Modern and US Embassy London. It seeks to bring the greatest living modern and contemporary American artists to the UK in the name of cultural diplomacy. The talk will take place on 22 September 2014 at Tate Modern.
Julie Mehretu is an artist whose paintings have been described by curator Douglas Fogle as ‘perfect metaphors for the increasingly interconnected and complex character of the 21st century’. She frequently works on a large scale layering different media in compositions that make reference to contemporary issues of place, space and time.