In this special free event, Baldessari discusses his life, work and this new project with Caroline Baum at the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre.

Iconic American conceptual artist John Baldessari is one of the most influential artists of our time, changing the way we understand art, image and text over nearly five decades. Winner of the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the 2009 Venice Biennale, Baldessari joins us in Sydney for the launch of his new work, Your Name in Lights, created for the 23rd Kaldor Public Art Project in Australia. Your Name in Lights reflects the changing cult of celebrity in modern society and recalls Andy Warhol's prediction that ‘in the future everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame’.

Above: John Baldessari in conversation at Sydney Opera House as part of Project 23. Photo: Paul Green