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.
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.
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.
Artists Wangechi Mutu and Okwui Okpokwasili each uncover narratives on collective actions and struggles in projects on view at the ICA this season.
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.
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.
Join us for this visiting author talk featuring Malik Gaines, a writer and artist, a member of the performance group My Barbarian, and Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. His work deals with performance practice and theory, black representation, and queer social tactics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This panel, organized in conjunction with Quickening the Dust - Inaugural AiR Exhibition by DAP AiR Allison Maria Rodriguez, will include a series of presentations by artists from the greater Boston area focusing on environmental issues in their work.
James Montford's work explores racial identity, class struggle and transculturalism informed by an aesthetic, formalist and educational perspective. His work has a multi-layered approach that seeks to encourage a transformative process for the viewer and recognizes the realities of global oppression and its implications.
An artist, curator, and scholar, Dr. Deborah Willis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University. The author of numerous award-winning books, her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, including images of slavery and emancipation; visual culture; and contemporary women photographers and beauty.
Over the last four decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. Hershman Leeson presents her feature film Teknolust (2002, 85 min.) and a short film VertiGhost (2017, 13 min.). Following the screenings, will be a conversation with the artist and David Levine, Professor of the Practice in the Theatre, Dance, Media Department.
Konrad Klapheck, a renowned German artist whose work is featured in the Inventur exhibition, will lecture on “War and Peace in German Art after World War II.” Widely known as a “machine painter,” Klapheck will discuss his practice as it relates to the historical, political, and artistic context of the immediate postwar period in Germany and beyond.
Laurie Anderson’s new book "All the Things I Lost in the Flood" is a series of essays about stories and language. In celebration of the publication of the book (released by Rizzoli in February ‘18) the artist will present a limited number of performances. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a reading and performance of the texts as well as visual images.
As a curator and artist, Wenhua's talk will trace some historical and artistic impacts of the recent emerging sound art scene in China, discuss its key artists and their influences as well as also raise the question of the future of Sound art in China.
Please join us for an artist talk featuring Jillian Mayer, an artist and filmmaker living in South Florida. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture, painting, and installation, her projects investigate the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence.
Keltie Ferris is known for her large-scale canvases covered with layers of spray paint and hand-painted geometric fields. Ferris’s pixilated backgrounds and atmospheric foregrounds create perceptual depth that allows for multidimensional readings of her work.
On February 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Program, instructed by Andy Graydon and Kendall Reiss, will visit the exhibition for an informal artist talk and exhibition tour with the artists Mea Duke and Douglas Breault. This public is invited to attend and to contribute to the discussion and observe in the space.
Please join us for the opening and gallery talk of "Found" by Linnea Olson. As she says about these new constructions and "Boxes": "Gone were the days of medium specificity as suddenly I looked at everything (everything) as material. And I began assembling and gluing with a passion I'd not felt since...well, perhaps ever. I had found my language."
Please join us for this conversation with Joanne Greenbaum, whose exhibition "Joanne Greenbaum: Things We Said Today," opens the same evening at the SMFA at Tufts. Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions at Otis College of Art and Design and guest essayist for the exhibition, will lead the discussion with Greenbaum.
Poised between perpetual creation and imminent collapse, Kirsten Reynolds' large-scale, site-specific architectural installations activate the agency of uncertainty. Her work explores language, architecture and the body as related rational constructs that become flexible and emergent through humor, curiosity and wonder.
Exploring the seduction, magic, and desperation of our hyper-capitalist, globally-connected reality, Mika Rottenberg’s elaborate visual narratives draw on cinematic and sculptural traditions to forge a new language––one that uses cause and effect structures to explore labor and globalization, economy and production of value, and how our own affective relationships are increasingly monetized.