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.
Jodi Colella and Andrea Thompson will speak about their exhibitions at Boston Sculptors Gallery.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for a glass of wine and the first in this series of conversations between artists and thinkers across disciplines. In this kick-off conversation, two esteemed Montserrat faculty will talk about commonalities in their work and process.
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.