School of Art
Michael Asher Memorial
Remembering the artist, teacher, colleague and friend
On Dec. 7, 2012, the CalArts community paid tribute to longtime faculty member and artist Michael Asher who passed away on Oct. 15, after a long illness. Asher's Post Studio class in the School of Art is legendary, running for 12 hours at a session, offering a depth of critique that many alumni have not experienced since.
The School of Art organized the memorial service that was held in CalArts' Main Gallery, where many former students, faculty members and guests talked about Michael and celebrated his life and work.
The entire memorial service has been posted in the above video, and the program's speakers have been posted below.
Thomas Lawson, Dean of the School of Art at CalArts
Steven D. Lavine, CalArts President
|Thom Andersen||Stephanie Barron|
|Benjamin H. D. Buchloh *||Daniel Buren *|
|Thomas Crow *||Dorit Cypis|
|Nancy Escher||Andrew Freeman|
|Dan Graham *||Stanley Grinstein|
|Connie Hatch||Rayna Kraman *|
|Frederick Leen *||Elsa Longhauser|
|Stephan Pascher||Kirsi Peltomäki|
|Birgit Pelzer||Stephen Prina|
|Anne Rorimer||Allan Sekula|
*video or written remembrance
In a Landscape (1948), John Cage
Piano, Vicki Ray
After the music finishes, we invite anyone who wishes to share a story or memory to come up to the front and speak. If you prefer to contribute something in writing, please use the loose leaf page in this book and add it to the memorial box.
Reception to follow in Langley.