Common Ground by Erin Elizabeth Wilson

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Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice 2015

Submitted on January 5, 2015 - 12:00am

For the third year in a row, the Division of Art will host a public lecture series at the Henry Art Gallery organized by Eric Fredericksen for ART 361/595. The course and lecture series are part of the Nebula Project, which is generously funded by the New Foundation Seattle and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The lecture series has been organized around this year’s course theme: The ground is to make a garden (concept from Ruth Krauss). The course will consider artist-made structures, physical and otherwise. We will look at attempts by artists to create their own parallel or competing structures for the presentation and dissemination of their work, including artist-led institutions, publishing initiatives, curatorial projects, collectives, collaborations, and education and residency programs. And, we will look at these structures as examples of artists’ work, not as sidelines to more central art-making activities. The program of talks will feature artists who balance individual practices with collaborative and institutional work. This year, the lectures will be supplemented by projects realized at Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the Art Building.

All presentations are on Thursdays at 7pm and take place in the auditorium of the Henry Art Gallery. Below is a list of the lecture dates and speaker names. Click the date links for more information about each speaker and to follow a link to reserve seats.

January 15Cedric Bomford, Winnipeg

January 29Fabian Marti, Zurich

February 12Mitch McEwen, Detroit

February 19Gareth Moore, Vancouver

March 12Liz Craft with Pentti Monkkonen, Los Angeles

Video recordings of the Bomford, McEwen, and Craft/Monkkonen lectures will be available in this Vimeo album approximately one week after each lecture. Six of the 2014 lectures are there now.

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