Art on Campus Lecture: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

January 16, 2019
6p lecture, 7p private donor reception
Women's Building

In the lecture “You Don’t Need a Weatherman,” internationally recognized artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle discusses his practice, including his recent installation Weather Field No. 2, commissioned for Washington University’s Art on Campus program. The work, located on the Danforth Campus near Olin Library, reflects the type of sophisticated sculptures that combine technology with natural phenomena that Manglano-Ovalle is known for. The large-scale kinetic sculpture consists of 49 telescoping stainless steel poles alternating in height. Each pole supports a weather vane and anemometer which gauge the direction and speed of prevailing wind conditions as well as the unpredictable energetic forces produced within the sculpture’s own microclimate.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking in the Millbrook Garage (yellow spaces) after 5p.

A private reception with the artist will be held for Sam Fox School Eliot Society members and Kemper Art Museum members at the Director’s Committee level and above after the lecture. Contact Katie Mendez at or 314.935.3683 for more information.

Image credit

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (American, b. Spain, 1961), detail of Weather Field No. 2, 2018. 49 stainless steel poles, weather vanes, and anemometers, approx. 20' 1 7/8" x 13' 9" x 23' 7 1/2" overall. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Art on Campus fund, 2018.