'Lamp/Bear' artist to hold lecture at Brown

The artist who created the Bear/Lamp on Brown's campus is returning to give a lecture.
The artist who created the Bear/Lamp on Brown's campus is returning to give a lecture. | shutterstock
Brown University has announced that Urs Fischer, the artist responsible for “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” a giant teddy bear combined with an oversized desk lamp that was installed in Simmons Quad this summer, is coming to campus to hold a lecture.

“This is a great opportunity for students and others to gain insight into Urs’ eclectic vision and his working method,” David Winton Bell Gallery Director Jo-Ann Conklin said.

Fischer will be discussing his other works of art as well as “Untitled (Lamp/Bear).”

Robert Emlen, curator and member of the Public Art Committee at Brown, said the purpose of public art is “not just to enliven the campus but to provide a context for discussion.”

“We want to encourage people to stop, think and talk about it,” he said. “It’s a good sign that people notice, that people are moved by these artworks.”

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