Lecture Series

CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- ANNIE GOSFIELD

How my music traveled 5 miles uptown against traffic from Downtown to Lincoln Center”

Annie Gosfield’s music has been performed worldwide at Warsaw Autumn, the Bang on a Can Marathon, MATA, MaerzMusik, the Venice Biennale, OtherMinds, Lincoln Center, The Stone, The Miller Theatre, and The Kitchen. Recent work includes compositions inspired by factory environments, jammed radio signals from WWII, and her grandparents’ immigrant experiences in New York City during the industrial revolution. Annie's discography includes four solo releases on the Tzadik label. She often writes on the compositional process for the New York Times’ series “The Score.” Gosfield held the Darius Milhaud chair of composition at Mills College, and has taught at Princeton University and California Institute of the Arts. Current projects include a work for electronics and string quartet to be premiered by the JACK Quartet in December in New York City; a new band project with drummer Billy Martin, guitarist Roger Kleier, and brass trio “Wicked Knee;” a developing collaboration based on radio transmissions in the cold war with historians in the Czech Republic; and residencies at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center and at the Agosto Foundation in Prague.

  • Date & Time

    October 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
  • Category

SHARON HAYES LECTURE

Sharon Hayes has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums—video, performance, and installation—in ongoing investigation into various intersections between history, politics and speech. Se has had major solo exhibitions at the Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Art Institute of Chicago, and most recently at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her work has been widely exhibited in significant exhibitions including The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale; the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 12 (collaborative project), MoMA PS1, Generali Foundation in Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) in Vienna, Artists Space, New York, New Museum, Tate Modern and the Istanbul Biennale. Hayes has been recently granted the Alpert Award in the Arts.

CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- FELICITY D. SCOTT

"Cruel Habitats"

Felicity D. Scott is Associate Professor of Architecture and founding director of the program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. In addition to publishing numerous articles in journals, magazines, and edited anthologies, her book, Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics After Modernism, was published by MIT Press in 2007, and Living Archive 7: Ant Farm, appeared on ACTAR Editorial in 2008. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled “Outlaw Territories: Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counter-Insurgency, 1966-1979” to be published by Zone Books. 

 

  • Date & Time

    October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- ILLYA SZILAK

"Digital Literature and the Art of Failure"

Illya is a writer of hybrid media novels and a practicing physician. Reconstructing Mayakovsky  (www.reconstructingmayakovsky.com) was included in the second Electronic Literature Collection and was a jury pick for the Japan Media Arts Festival. Queerskins (www.queerskins.com) was recognized by the Webby Awards and was exhibited at the Biblioteque National in Paris. She writes a well-respected blog on digital literature and new media for The Huffington Post.

  • Date & Time

    November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- LILLY WEI

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Lilly Wei is a New York-based art critic, art writer, journalist and independent curator whose focus is contemporary art. Appearing regularly in publications in the United States and abroad, she has written for Art in America since 1984. She is also a contributing editor at ARTnews and was a former contributing editor at Art Asia Pacific. In addition, she has been published in Art and Australia (Sydney), Art Press (Paris), Asian Art News(Hong Kong), Bijitsu  Techo (Tokyo), Canvas (Dubai), randian (Hong Kong), RES (Istanbul), Sculpture Magazine (Washington, D.C.), Studio International (New York/London), among others. She has written hundreds of articles, reviews, interviews, essays and monographs on contemporary and modern art and artists and frequently reports on international exhibitions. Deeply committed to not-for-profit art organizations and emerging artists and art writers, she serves on the board of several such institutions. A recent curatorial project was “The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel” at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York. Wei was born in Chengdu, China and has an MA in art history from Columbia University.

  • Date & Time

    November 19, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
  • Category