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Visiting Artists

Visiting Artists Fall 2015

November 10:  Charles Long  

1:30PM, Lazarus Center Auditorium 131 W. North Ave.
With additional support from Rinehart MFA and the Mixed Media Lecture Series

Charles Long’s sculptural works often present themselves as autonomous art objects engaged with psychological, philosophical, political and poetic concepts of the body, mind and nature.

Charles Long earned his BFA at the University for the Arts, Philadelphia, while also attending the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, and later earned his MFA at Yale University. His work was included in the 1997 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, and has been featured in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally. In 2008 the American Academy of Arts and Letters recognized Long with the Award of Merit. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. Charles Long is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside.

November 17: Michelle Kuo

1:30PM, Lazarus Center Auditorium 131 W. North Ave.
with additional support from MA in Critical Studies and the Mixed Media Lecture Series

Michelle Kuo is the Editor in Chief of Artforum, for which she helmed the 50th anniversary issue of the magazine, focusing on art and media. She has also organized special issues on technological fabrication; the status of contemporary painting; and art, environment, and risk. She is the author of essays on the work of Robert Rauschenberg, Fluxus, Otto Piene, and Jeff Koons; has lectured widely on modern and contemporary art at institutions including the Centre Pompidou and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing; delivered the International Association of Art Critics’ Distinguished Lecture in 2012; and contributes to publications such as October and The Art Bulletin. Kuo is also a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in History of Art and Architecture, writing a dissertation on the group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T). In 2004 she co-curated the exhibition “Le Corbusier and the Synthesis of the Arts” at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard, and from 2005-2007 she was the Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art.

November 24: Byron Kim

1:30PM, Lazarus Center Auditorium 131 W. North Ave.
with additional support from Hoffberger MFA and the Mixed Media Lecture Series

Byron Kim, born in 1961, is a Senior Critic at Yale University. He received a BA from Yale University in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. Kim's large painting installation called "Synecdoche," which depicts human skin color was included in the 1993 Whitney Biennial. Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum (2004), a survey of Kim's work, curated by Eugenie Tsai, has traveled to the Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Seoul, Korea, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Other solo museum exhibitions include Grey-Green at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. (1996) and Matrix 125 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford (1994). Kim is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.

December 1: Nancy Davenport

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 133 W. North Ave.

Nancy Davenport’s photographic and animation work is often concerned with the spatial politics of architecture and the shifting relationship between individuals and institutions. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Liverpool Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, Fondation pour l'art Contemporain (Montréal), the Triennial of Photography & Video at the International Center of Photography (New York), and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, (Switzerland). Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Artforum, October, Frieze, New York Times, Art in America, and Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press). She lives in New York and is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lectures by Artists-in-Residence/Faculty

October 13: Robert Storr

5:00pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium 133 W. North Ave
With additional support of Critical Studies MA and the Mixed Media Lecture Series

Robert Storr is an artist, critic, curator, and Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. He was curator and then senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, and Director of the 2007 Venice Biennale. He writes frequently for Artforum, Art in America, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), Frieze (London), and has also written numerous books on artists including Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter, Chuck Close and (upcoming) Louise Bourgeois.

November 3: Suzanne McClelland

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium 133 W. North Ave

Exhibiting internationally since the early 1990s, artist Suzanne McClelland (born in Jacksonville, FL, lives in Brooklyn, NY) is known for both large-scale paintings and works on paper, often extracting fragments of speech or text from public sources and sometimes incorporating collaborative elements with writers and musicians. Selected solo shows include the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris (NY), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and recent gallery shows include Team Gallery (NY), Andres Thalman (Zurich), Shane Campbell, Chicago. Group shows include the Whitney Biennial (1993 and 2014), the New Museum (2013), and many other international shows. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, MoMA (NY), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the Miami Art Museum among others.

Additional Studio Visits/Critiques By:

October 6: Edgar Heap of Birds

(invited by Rinehart)

The artworks of Hock e aye vi Edgar Heap of Birds have been exhibited at 2007 Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Documenta, Kassal, Germany, Grand Palais, Paris, France, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, Bandung, Java, Indonesia and Novosibirsk State Museum Biennale, Siberia.

During 2015 his work will be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Teaching assignments include Yale University and Michaelis School of Art, Cape Town, South Africa.

The artist continues his professorial appointment at the University of Oklahoma since 1988 and was recently named an USA Ford Fellow in 2012, Los Angeles. His artistic creations and efforts as an advocate for indigenous communities worldwide are focused first upon social justice and then the personal freedom to live within the tribal circle as an expressive individual.

October 28: Manuel Cirauqui

(Invited by Critical Studies MA)

Manuel Cirauqui is a writer and curator. A former resident researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation/Centre Georges Pompidou and curator at Jeu de Paume, both in Paris, he currently works as assistant curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York. He also organizes independent projects internationally. At Dia Art Foundation, he has co-curated Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), 2015; Iñaki Bonillas’s artist web project Words and Photos, 2014; the lecture series Monuments, Monumentality, Monumentalization as part of Dia’s Discussions in Contemporary Culture, 2013-2015; and he largely contributed to the retrospective Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, in 2014. He has also recently curated Iván Navarro, Una guerra silenciosa e imposible at CA 660 in Santiago de Chile, and is collaborating with the Museo Tamayo in México and UNESCO in Paris. His writing has appeared in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Bomb, Torrent, and Frieze, along with many exhibition catalogues. He has edited several art books including Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (to be published by Dia in the spring 2016); Iván Navarro, Una guerra silenciosa e imposible (CA 660, 2015); Agustí Centelles: Camp de réfugiés, Bram, 1939 (Jeu de Paume, 2009) and coordinated the exhibition catalogue Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010 (Dia/Yale, 2014). He also teaches Critical Curating at the Rhode Island School of Design.

October 29: Jutta Koether

(invited by Hoffberger)

Jutta Koether is a multi-disciplinary artist known for her paintings, performance, music, writing and other activities. Born in 1958 in Cologne, she is Professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. Her abstract paintings, with their translucent interconnected web patterns, fragments of texts and songs, are like a portrait of the artist in our times. She has been a strong creative presence on many cultural fronts for more than 2 decades as she became known for her feminist, punk/pop-influenced engagement with contemporary theory and culture. She has exhibited artworks and played music internationally. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France. As well as she has written about art for Texte zur Kunst, FlashArt and Artscribe.