Massart Fibers Department + SGA present with great pleasure and excitement, visiting artist Creighton Baxter. "In drawing, the body and with space, Baxter describes the presence of a spectral figure, the residual haunting of someone who is both there and not there."
Join us for a conversation with JODI, the pioneering artist collective formed in the mid-1990s by Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans. JODI will discuss their work and their recent Lightbox Gallery installation OXO with Jon Cates, associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Please join us for our final Rouse Visiting Artist program of the spring, an evening with Raf Simons, chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, and artist Sterling Ruby. Simons and Ruby will be in conversation about their design collaborations.
Born in 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela, Javier Téllez is currently based in New York. As the son of two psychiatrists, he grew up around various forms of mental illness. He uses film, video, and installation to create works that question definitions of normality and pathology and examine the marginalization of those who exist outside of the societal constructions of normative psychological presentation.
Living and working between New York and the Netherlands, Liselot van der Heijden is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, video, sculpture, and photography. Objectification of 'the other' and anthropomorphizing fetishizing of nature are themes she often returns to in her work, in addition to examinations of control and the power of the gaze.
Lived Space artist Sarah Malakoff’s color photographs examine the home and its psychologically charged spaces and objects. Malakoff will discuss the inspiration behind her portraits of interior spaces and offer a close look at some of the works from this series.
Maurice Stein and Larry Miller, in conversation with Assistant Curator Caitlin Julie Rubin, will discuss the concepts and design behind their radical publication "Blueprint for Counter Education."
Led by artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores, "Tortilla Social" is an ongoing participatory project that transforms public spaces through the use of printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, and art education, and food as a unifying element of community. Join Jiménez-Flores as he utilizes Tufts University Art Galleries to explore artistic and gastronomic creativity.
In conjunction with the exhibition Renée Green: Within Living Memory, the artist is in conversation with choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer.
Andrew Yang is a biologist and an artist whose recent work explores the Anthropocene – the new geologic epoch the Earth brought on by human environmental impacts. His current projects explore urban ecology and effects of architecture on humans and non-humans alike.
Join BCA Spring 2018 Visual Artist Resident Ngoc-Tran Vu for an interactive experience and add your perspectives and experiences to "Made Elsewhere"—a project that involves constructing a new vision of the Statue of Liberty using recycled and found materials.
Ralph Lemon is a choreographer, writer, visual artist, and curator, as well as the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation. For his public artist talk, Lemon will present a meditation on the body, race, art making, and the Civil Rights Movement, instigated by his engagement with Bruce Nauman's iconic work Wall/Floor Positions (1968).
Join us for this exciting documentary film examining the arduous process that went into creating the artwork “Repellent Fence,” a 2015 two-mile-long, temporary art installation straddling the US/Mexico border. The documentary tracks the progress of Postcommodity—a collective consisting of three Native American artists—as they negotiate borderland politics and bring communities together through “Repellent Fence.” Following the screening, members of Postcommodity will offer an audience Q+A.
“Art writing" is broadly defined as writing about the arts. But is it criticism, journalism, or research? What are its uses: assessment, promotion, or community-building? In 2018, arts writers are grappling with these questions in the midst of transforming platforms and audiences.
Join us in welcoming Anne Eder to the lectern to tell us about her interdisciplinary studio practice. Anne uses clay as a sculptural element in her installations and photographic work. Anne is a familiar face at the Ceramics Program as a staff member.
Dara Birnbaum’s pioneering video, media, and installation work has, over the past four decades, addressed the ideological and the aesthetic character of mass media imagery and has been considered fundamental to our understanding of the history of media art.
Beckwith Lecture: Artist, filmmaker, award-winning cinematographer, and TNEG (motion picture studio) co-founder Arthur Jafa will be in conversation with Christina Sharpe, Professor at Tufts University in English and Africana and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Matreyek creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, at the cross section of cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, illusionistic and physical.
Paris-based, Moroccan artist, Daniel Assayag works find their roots in Hannah Arendt’s ethical question regarding individual awareness to our actions. Through performance, photography and installation, he aims at reinterpreting political involvement through a poetical prism.
Jodi Colella and Andrea Thompson will speak about their exhibitions at Boston Sculptors Gallery.
George Nick is a nationally recognized realist painter based in Boston. Blurring the line between realism and expressionism, Nick has described his painting style as intuitive and inventive. What we see between the frames is not a moment frozen in time, but a collection of moments that unify in our mind’s eye.
In this session, artist Fernando Bryce will discuss his practice with Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Their discussion will begin in the University Research Gallery, where Bryce’s multipart work The Book of Needs (2015) is on view.
Artists Wangechi Mutu and Okwui Okpokwasili each uncover narratives on collective actions and struggles in projects on view at the ICA this season.
Judith Barry will talk about what led her to create the latest work on the Gardner's Facade, untitled: (Global Displacement: nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are displaced from their homes.
Join visiting artist Aram Han Sifuentes for a protest banner workshop, part of Han Sifuentes’ project known as the “Protest Banner Lending Library.” Created in response to the 2016 election, the library is an act of creative resistance and solidarity. The library can be accessed by people engaging in activist activity and those who cannot physically attend protests themselves, but want to contribute to social movement culture.
Caitlin Foley & Misha Rabinovich work collaboratively to create works that engage ideas and practices that involve sharing communities, livable ecologies, and the transmutation of waste. They employ traditional drawing and sculptural techniques within a contemporary framework of interactive media and participatory installation.
Multi-faceted new media artist Judith Barry and Cyberarts founder George Fifield
will look at how the arc of new media changed the visual landscape from the 1960s forward.
Furen is a multi-media artist who recently completed residencies at Art Omi in New York, the Samson Gallery in Boston, and is currently an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program of New York.
Please join us for this visiting artist talk featuring Carolina Caycedo. Born in London to Colombian parents, Caycedo transcends institutional spaces to work in the social realm where she participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right.