Adam Chau brings craft and technology together by using handmade tools in conjunction with digital technology.
How can the colors black, green, and white be used as conceptual frameworks to provoke imagination, evoke meaning and instigate critical discourse? Jim Cambronne will reflect on how these three color-concepts may guide an artwork’s inception, manifestation, exhibition and reception through showing and discussing contemporary and historical examples of the concepts of black, green and white in action.
Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.
The great photographer, Walker Evans, shot photographs of people on the New York City subway system between 1938 and 1941 using a camera painted black and hidden in his coat. Thanks to the iPhone, I am attempting to follow in Evans footsteps by photographing people on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses and subway trains since 2013.
Debra Weisberg is active nationally and internationally. She has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art; Art in General, New York; and in the Boston area, the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury; Danforth Art Museum; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Gallery Kayafas; Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts; Dedee Shattuck Gallery; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University and VanDernoot Gallery, Lesley University.
Stuart Gair, 2017-18 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, will present a lecture about his work and influences.
Matthew Hinçman has been creating primarily self-funded works for the public sphere for over 25 years. His interventions aim to disrupt the quotidian by appropriating the language of the commonplace and, through subtle shifts, affect the way a space is conceived, known or experienced.
Learn about the artwork created by various artists exhibiting in the Cambridge Art Association's 2018 National Prize Show! This show was juried by Michelle Grabner of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Jessica Hong, Assistant Curator of ICA Boston & Jamillah James, Curator of ICA Los Angeles.
Artists and citizens all over the globe are voicing and manifesting their concerns about environmental issues, especially climate change. The artists in the exhibit How Nature Instructs Us, are part of this chorus of concern, and use their work to express both their critique and hope for our future.
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.
Join us for a conversation with artists Marisa Adesman, Lisa A. Foster and Janet Loren Hill, who will discuss their work in the exhibition Domestic Memory.
Join us for a special artist talk with Joseph Farbrook whose work is currently on display as part of "Now You See It…"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.