Lecture Series

Critical Dialogues: Heather Raquel Philips

Heather Raquel Phillips creates critical and celebratory disruptions that welcome conversations about power, deviance, failure and desire. DIY aesthetics inform the photography, video, objects and Tex(T)iles* through the use of dark humor and camp techniques. Fiction and fact cavort to build futuristic analog utopias, where insults and stereotypes are appropriated and the abject are embraced making way for new visibilities, agencies and liberations.

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Image: Futuristic Femme is Now, 2018 by Heather Raquel Phillips

  • Date & Time

    2021-01-27 5:30pm
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    Virtual
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Critical Dialogues: Henry Bermudez

Henry Bermudez’s interest in the visual representations of cultures and mythologies have appeared in his work in varying forms during his career. A journey of unique geographical, artistic and human observation has taken him from educational experiences in small isolated communities in the Caribbean up to representing Venezuela in the Venice Biennial. His artistic work transcends timeline and national boundaries.

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Image: Mali, Mai, 2016 by Henry Bermudez 

  • Date & Time

    2021-02-03 5:30pm
  • Location

    Virtual
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Critical Dialogues: Michelle Millar Fisher

Hailing from Scotland, Michelle Millar Fisher has worked as an educator, curator and historian in US museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and the MFA Boston. She focuses on the intersections of people, power and design. She is also the co-founder of Art + Museum Transparency.

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Image: Brochure for Tassette menstrual cup, circa 1961. From the collection of Kelly O'Donnell.

  • Date & Time

    2021-02-10 5:30pm
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    Virtual
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Critical Dialogues: Miguel A. Aragón

Miguel A. Aragón’s works explore violence, transient and/or persistent memory, perception and the multi-ple. He uses erasure as language through the use of processes that are reductive in nature. He is an assis-tant professor in printmaking at the CUNY College of Staten Island.

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Image: 1% - 1,000 surgical face masks with cut newspaper by Miguel A. Aragón

  • Date & Time

    2021-02-17 5:30pm
  • Location

    Virtual
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Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art History: Roland Betancourt

Roland Betancourt is professor of art history and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of California at Irvine. Betancourt’s research focuses on the visual culture of the Byzantine Empire. He is the author of Sight, Touch, and Imagination in Byzantium (2018) and Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages (2020) and Performing the Gospels in Byzantium: Sight, Sound, and Space in the Divine Liturgy (2021).

Betancourt's lecture, "The Ethiopian Eunuch: Gender and Racialization in Byzantium,” will present research from his recent book, Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 2020).

The talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register here.

The Jackson Lecture is generously supported by Lynn Jackson.

Image: Ethiopian Eunuch and Philip in the Menalogion of Basil II, ca. 1000 CE (Vatican Library, Vat.gr.1613, fol. 107). ©Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, http://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.gr.1613/0129

  • Date & Time

    2021-02-19 4:30pm
  • Location

    Virtual Lecture
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Critical Dialogues: Jean Shin

Recognized for her monumental installations, artist Jean Shin transforms large accumulations of everyday objects into expressions of identity and community engagement. Recalling collective memories, desires and failures, her works reveal capitalism's excess in an increasingly unsustainable reality and the ecological collapse produced by our consumer-driven culture. 

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Floating MAiZE, 2020 by Jean Shin

  • Date & Time

    2021-03-03 5:30pm
  • Location

    Virtual
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Critical Dialogues: Daphne Arthur

Daphne Arthur uses smoke, paint, clay and collage to explore the qualities that exist in the nature of change and impermanence.

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Image: Appearance of the Jeweled Lotus, 1,000 handmade clay flowers, 2018 by Daphne Arthur

  • Date & Time

    2021-03-17 5:30pm
  • Location

    Virtual
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Critical Dialogues: William L. Fox

William L. Fox,  director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, has variously been called an art critic, science writer and cultural geographer whose work is a sustained injury into how human cognition transforms land into landscape.

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Image: Gianfranco Gorgoni, Ugo Rondinone’s "Seven Magic Mountains, near Jean Dry Lake, Nevada," 2016, 2016, Chromogenic print. Photograph from the Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection, with additional funds provided by the late Nancy J. Peppin; Photograph ˝ Estate of Gianfranco Gorgoni; Artwork co-produced and presented by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund; Artwork ˝ Ugo Rondinone.

  • Date & Time

    2021-03-24 5:30pm
  • Location

    Virtual
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