Lecture Series

THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Paul Pfeiffer

The works of Paul Pfeiffer repeatedly engage negation, the nature of which is as elusive and compelling as a seemingly absent subject, the 'empty' space at their centre. This is and is not an abstract or theoretical proposition. Using techniques learned by working in advertising Pfeiffer's own trademark is to manipulate (still and moving) images. Figures are digitally erased or point of view radically reoriented, mainly - though not exclusively - reconfiguring major (mainly - though not exclusively - American) sporting events (basketball, boxing, ice hockey, wrestling) and other spectacular entertainment; Hollywood cinema, live television, pop culture.

(Ian White, from Situation Cinema: Models of Spectacle, Empty Spaces and The Saints, 2009)

www.art21.org/artist/paul-pfeiffer

 

 

  • Date & Time

    2017-12-06 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Temple Contemporary
  • Category

THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Massa Lemu

Biopolitical collectivism: critical subjectivities in contemporary African art

Massa Lemu is a Malawian visual artist and writer whose multi-disciplinary artistic practice takes the form of drawing, performance, and multimedia installations that are concerned with the contradictions of migration within globalization and the effects of an immaterial, flexible and mobile capitalism on the post-colonial subject. As a writer, Lemu’s scholarly interests lie in what he calls a biopolitical collectivism in contemporary African art, i.e. a socially engaged, subject-centered, and life-forming collectivist aesthetics. His writing has been published by Third Text, the Stedelijk Studies Journal, artandeducation.net (E-Flux), Center for Contemporary Art Lagos, and Contemporaryand (C&).
www.massalemu.com

  • Date & Time

    2017-11-29 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Temple Contemporary
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THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Kim Brandt

Kim Brandt has presented her work in New York City at The Kitchen, Pioneer Works, SculptureCenter, Artists Space, Movement Research, Aunts, Abrons Arts Center, AVA Gallery, Industry City and Roulette, among others. She is a recipient of a 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, and is a 2016-2018 Artist in Residence at Movement Research. She was a 2016 Fellow at Bogliasco Foundation, a 2015 Artist in Residence at Issue Project Room, a 2015-16 recipient of The Award/NYC, and has received space grants from Center for Performance Research, Chez Bushwick and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Her work has been supported by The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists and Emergency Grant programs, The Brooklyn Arts Council and The Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Program. Recent press includes interviews in ArtForum, Bomb, and Girls Like Us. Brandt received a BA from Hampshire College and a MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art.
www.kimbrandt.net

  • Date & Time

    2017-11-15 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Auditorium B004
  • Category

THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Rosalind E. Krauss

ROSALIND E. KRAUSS​

After Abstract Expressionism

Wednesday, November ​8th​ at 6P​M​​

AUDITORIUM B004

Rosalind Epstein Krauss (Washington, D.C., 1941) studied at Wellesley College (Massachusetts) where she graduated with a thesis on Willem de Kooning (1962). After her initial approach to Greenberg—for her thesis on David Smith at Harvard (1969)—Krauss began distancing herself from his ideas which she called “teleological” and became interested in minimalism. Starting in the mid-1960s her writings appeared in Art International and Artforum where she became an editor in 1971. In 1976, she left the magazine due to a controversial cover dedicated to the artist Lynda Benglis. That same year she founded, with Annette Michelson, the magazine October, which she still co-directs, with the goal of creating a useful platform for spreading post-structuralist theses applied to modern and post-modern art, through a vision of art where aesthetic experimentation acts upon society. In addition to art criticism, Krauss has also curated for some of the most important international institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA New York. Together with Yve-Alain Bois she curated her most famous exhibition, L’informe: mode d’emploi (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1996). Krauss has also taught at numerous universities like MIT, Princeton, and Hunter College. Since 1992 she teaches at Columbia University in New York. In 1994, Rosalind Krauss became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received an honorary degree from Harvard and London Universities.​ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalind_E._Krauss

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Tyler Art History Department

  • Date & Time

    2017-11-08 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler B04
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THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Cameron Rowland

Born in Philadelphia in 1988, Cameron Rowland lives and works in Queens, NY. Rowland holds a BA from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions at Fri-Art Kunsthalle—Kunsthalle Freiburg, Fribourg, Switzerland (2016); Artist’s Space, New York (2015), and ESSEX STREET, New York (2014). Rowland’s work has also been exhibited in group shows at Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (2016); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015); MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2015); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2015); Galerie Buchholz, New York (2015); Punta della Dogana, Venice, IT (2015); and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2015).
www.artistsspace.org/exhibitions/cameron-rowland

  • Date & Time

    2017-11-07 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Temple Contemporary
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THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Chitra Ganesh

The Scale of Myth

Chitra Ganesh's drawing-based practice brings to light narrative representations of femininity, sexuality, and power typically absent from canons of literature, history and art. Her wall installations, comics, photography, and mixed media works on paper often take historical and mythic texts as inspiration and points of departure. Ganesh graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art-Semiotics, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. For over a decade, Ganesh’s work has been widely exhibited both locally and internationally. Notable international exhibitions include the Asia Society (2005) in New York, Fondazione Sandretto (2006), Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (2011) and Queens Museum (2013), with solo presentations at PS1/MOMA (2009-10), The Andy Warhol Museum (2011), Gothenberg Kunsthalle (2012) and the Brooklyn Museum (2014). Her works are held in the permanent collections of Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum, the Whitney Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. Ganesh has received numerous grants including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts (2012), and awards from the Art Matters Foundation (2010), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), New York Foundation for the Arts (2009), and New York Community Trust (2006), among others. She currently holds a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
www.chitraganesh.com

  • Date & Time

    2017-11-01 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Architecture 104
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THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Barry Schwabsky

Barry Schwabsky is art critic of The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. He has published several books of criticism, including The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present (Verso, 2016) and Heretics of Language (Black Square Editions, 2017). He is also a poet whose most recent book is Trembling Hand Equilibrium (Black Square Editions, 2015). He has lectured widely and taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Yale University, and Goldsmiths College, University of London, among others.
www.thenation.com/authors/barry-schwabsky

 

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Tyler Art History Department

 

  • Date & Time

    2017-10-25 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Auditorium B004
  • Category

THE CRITICAL DIALOGUE SERIES-Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt was born in 1964 in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. and Parsons School of Design in New York. His work has been featured in numerous solo-exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2015), The Brant Foundation (2015), the Aspen Art Museum (2013), Dallas Contemporary (2011), Freiburg Kunstverein (2012); Le Consortium, Dijon (2002); and group exhibitions at the Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2017), as well as the Tate Modern and Punta Della Dogana/Palazzo Grassi, Venice (both 2009), and performance-based projects at the Tate Modern (2009), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2013). Pruitt is represented by Gavin Brown’s enterprise and {MDC} Massimo De Carlo. The artist lives and works in New York City.
www.robpruitt.com

  • Date & Time

    2017-10-11 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Architecture 104
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