School of Art
Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Thursday, September 18, 6 pm - F200
William Powhida is an artist and former critic. He received his MFA from Hunter College in 2002 and currently works and lives in NYC. His confrontational drawing practice engages in institutional critique and satirical accusation of the Art World.
High & Low Bureau: Yael Messer and Gilad Reich
Monday, September 22, 7 pm - A211h
High & Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions. Based in Amsterdam and Tel- Aviv, and working internationally, they are bringing together locally-focused, research-based curatorial approach with a wide theoretical and conceptual framework.
Valérie Mannaerts & Koenraad Dedobbeleer
Tuesday, September 23, 7 pm - F200
Valérie Mannaerts extends the method of collage to spatial objects. She explores the physiognomic qualities of things, questioning the relation between organic and inorganic forms, the presence and autonomy of objects as well as the histories sedimented within them. Her work explores the borderline between image and object, reminiscent of surrealist and later feminist preoccupations with material and image culture, corporeality and states of consciousness.
Since the 1990s, Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s primary subject has been the relationship between making and showing and the impossibility of isolating sculptural objects from their forms of presentation and display. He has focused on the nature of the exhibition as a ‘repeat performance’, with works either resembling each other or bringing to mind the memory of previous exhibitions.
Thursday, October 2, 6 pm - F200
Zackary Drucker lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Zackary Drucker is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self.
Thursday, October 9, 6 pm - F200
Nancy Lupo is part of an emerging vanguard recalibrating the production of the art object. Like Gerhard Richter’s 1963 Life with Pop installation, Lupo creates a domestic architecture of furniture: however, rather than address the commercial consumption of art, her work often focuses on latent ideologies and the emotional fallout within commercial consumption itself.
Thursday, October 16, 6 pm - F200
Jeffrey Vallance is a Los Angeles based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice engages in anthropological and art-historical myth, faith, ritual, and political pop culture. His work stems from his own personal life experiences and maintains a critical but humorous eye.
Guido van der Werve
Monday, October 20, 7 pm - Langley Hall
Van der Werve was born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands and currently lives and works in Finland and Berlin . Van der Werve initially started out doing performances but because he disliked the live aspect, he started to film them with simple video cameras. Having a background in music Van der Werve tries to create visual art, which communicates as direct as music. Van der Werve is an avid runner and triathlete.
Thursday, October 23, 6 pm - F200
Allan deSouza is a photographer and multi-media artist. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. deSouza engages with issues of migration, relocation, and international travel in much of his work. The inheritor of the ideas and issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, his photoworks, texts, and installations re-examine historically-fraught meanings of geography, culture, and personal and communal identity.
Tuesday, October 28, 7 pm - F200
A.L. Steiner was born in 1967 in Miami Florida and currently works and lives in Los Angeles. Her work includes photographic installation and collage, video, and performance. She is also a lecturer and author, a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-curator of Ridykeulous, and co-founder/organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.). Her work encompasses “queer and eco-feminist androgyny”.
Thursday, October 30, 6 pm - F200
David Frantz is a curator based in Los Angeles. He is the curator of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives,the independent, community-partner of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. The ONE Archives Foundation collects, preserves, and protects LGBTQ history, art, and culture in collaboration with ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.
Thursday, November 6, 6 pm - F200
Ana Prvacki was born in Serbia in 1976. She is based in Los Angeles and Singapore. Her practice is expansive and interdisciplinary, ranging from but not limited to drawing, video, performance, recipes, services, and interventions - including cocktail divination, rebranding taxation, and collective hypnosis. Prvacki’s work merges propriety with erotics by using informative and instructive approaches with underlying humor.
Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm - F200
Jacolby Satterwhite uses video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking to explore themes of memory, desire, personal and public mythology. He pares down multiple drawings and creates a time based narrative out of a nonsensical intersection of the text, rendered objects and dance performance. He is interested in process as a meta-narrative; the narrative between a mother and son's studio practices, the narrative between past, present, and future, and the narrative between mediums.
Thursday, November 13, 6 pm - F200
Juan Capistrán works in sculpture, painting, video, photography, drawing, installation, performance, and sound—whichever method best serves the specific project. A Mexican-born artist who grew up in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Capistrán deftly maneuvers between subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to punk music to the art of the 1960s, blending practices, references, and themes into subversive critiques of American culture.
Daniel Joseph Martinez
Tuesday, November 18, 7pm - F200
Daniel Joseph Martinez received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is based in Los Angeles. His work is interdisciplinary, including text, image, sculpture, video, and performance. Martinez investigates politically challenging issues and their relation to collective and individual identity. His art acts as a catalyst for opening debates and controversies that affect our daily lives in America. For the 1993 Whitney Biennial, Martinez created new text for the museum’s admission badges that read “I Can’t Ever Imagine Wanting to Be White.” At the 2008 Biennial, he presented Divine Violence (2007), which consisted of 125 panels, each painted with the name of an organization that used violence to effect political change.
Thursday, November 20, 6 pm - F200
Jillian Mayer is a visual performance artist and filmmaker based in Florida. Mayer's work explores how technology and the Internet affect our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture and installation, her work examines and plays with the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence.
Thursday, December 4, 6 pm - F200
Joel Kyack is a Los Angeles-based artist. Kyack received his BA at Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2004, and received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2008. His work engages installation and performance - depicting the human body as comical and grotesque - and explores individual and collective control, chance, and failure.
Tuesday, December 9, 7 pm - F200
Duane Linklater was born in Moose Factory, Ontario Canada and is currently based in North Bay. Although his concentration in school was film and video, his work remains expansive in medium, ranging from installation, performance, and sculpture. His work questions authenticity, appropriation, and authorship of cultural heritage and tradition.
This visit was supported in part by ICAP and the Equity and Diversity Program.
Tuesday, December 9, Studio Visit
Anna Craycroft (New York) has developed a body of work that draws analogies between early child pedagogy and cultural production. Every question she asks has to do with being an artist, or being an artwork: what for, how, and why? Her sculptural installations, workshops, lectures as well as collaborations with artists and other experts combine archival information with the creation of platforms that emphasize art as vehicle to create original knowledge – most notably C’Mon Language PICA, Portland (2013), Subject of Learning/Object of Study Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2010). She has received numerous commissions for public sculptures (Art in General, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC; Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, NYC; Den Haag Sculptuur, the Hague, Netherlands). Craycroft also teaches, and will be faculty at CalArts in spring 2015.
Tuesday, December 9, Studio Visit
Marc Vives's (Barcelona & San Sebastián) practice comprises performance, group sessions and installations. Vives brings together disparate fields of popular and mainstream culture to prompt novel connections and collective action. He often designs radical spatial situations that invert regular roles or structures of authority. In particular, he focuses on questions surrounding artistic production and practice—such as his work with YProductions, Hamaca, Por La Vena. He recently participated in a collective project at the Tàpies Foundation (Barcelona). As part of the duo Bestué/Vives (2000-2012), he has presented work at the Venice Biennale (2009), at Playground festival, Belgium (2010) and a performance in Times Square, New York with Creative Time (2010). Vives is currently the curator at Nau Estruch in Sabadell (Spain).
Tuesday, December 9, Studio Visit
Rivet is Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso, with other collaborators. They make exhibitions and publications, and hold occasional reading groups and conference calls. Some are more public than others, yet all are conceptually connected. Rivet has focused on notions such as deployment, circulation, and resonance but is equally concerned with curatorial frameworks and working methods.