building houses, watching sunsets and realising dreams: artist not vital | nasher sculpture center

not vital

The Acclaimed Swiss artist and sculptor, Not Vital, is an aesthetic alchemist who delights in mixing up improbable combinations of materials – metal, plaster, fiberglass, tea, coal, animal remains, melted pink Camay soap – in his quest to transmute the base into the sublime. A lifetime of traversing the globe, constantly engaging with local cultures and makers, has made an indelible mark on Vital’s practice, and an endless curiosity for engagement with new experiences, places and people remains at the heart of his work. In this 360 Speaker Series presentation, Not Vital discusses his ongoing architectural projects that sees him build houses on each continent in response to natural elements and cultural priorities of the location.