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Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice 2014

Submitted on January 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Starting on January 16 and ending on March 13 this year, there will be seven public presentations by cutting-edge creators and curators talking about their work. This lecture series is being held in conjunction with Art 361/595 (Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice) being taught by Eric Fredericksen, and it is part of the Nebula Project.

“the whole world + the work = the whole world.” This text, from Martin Creed’s Work No. 232 (2000), provides the conceptual framework for this year’s class. The equation can be read, pessimistically, to suggest that artworks make no impact on the world. It can also be read as a claim that works of art are not autonomous objects, but are completely immersed in the world around them. Through open conversations, this series encourages local engagement with global issues.

All presentations are on Thursdays at 7pm and take place in the auditorium of the Henry Art Gallery. Below is a list of the lectures. Follow the links to learn more about each one.

While the lectures are free, reserving a seat is strongly recommended. Each date link below has information on how to do that and how standby seating works.

January 16 – Allyson Vieira

January 23 – Stephen Vitiello

February 13 – Paul Elliman

February 20 – Amanda Ross-Ho

February 27 – Jennifer West

March 6 – Daniel Baumann

March 13 – Geoffrey Farmer

NOTE: The lectures in this series are being video recorded, and each video will be posted in a Vimeo album within a week after the lecture.

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