Thursday, May 10, 2018 - MARIAM GHANI
Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her work looks at places and moments where social, political, and cultural structures take on visible forms. Long-term collaborations include the experimental archive Index of the Disappeared, with Chitra Ganesh, the video series Performed Places, with choreographer Erin Kelly and composer Qasim Naqvi, and the Afghan Films online archive, with Pad.ma. Solo and collaborative exhibitions include the Queens Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Rogaland Kunstsenter, and the Gatchina Museum. Notable group exhibitions and screenings include dOCUMENTA 13, the Liverpool Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial, the Asian Art Biennial, the Dhaka Art Summit, the National Gallery in DC, the Secession in Vienna, the CCCB in Barcelona, the Rotterdam Film Festival, CPH:DOX, and the Met Breuer, MoMA and the Guggenheim in New York. Recent texts have been published in Creative Time Reports, Ibraaz, Triple Canopy, and the readers Critical Writing Ensembles, Dissonant Archives, Assuming Boycott, and Social Medium: Artists Writing 2000-2015. Upcoming projects include Public Art Munich, the Yinchuan Biennale, an installation at the Shaker Village in Hancock, MA, and a feature-length documentary in post-production. Ghani holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from NYU and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has received a number of awards, grants, fellowships, and residencies, most recently from 18th Street Art Center, Art Matters, Creative Capital, EMPAC, Yale Law, and the Center for Constitutional Rights. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and a fellow at the New York Public Library.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - REED ANDERSON: WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
Reed Anderson began his training at the Cleveland Institute of Art and later graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute. He also attended Skowhegan and in 2009 received an M.F.A. from Stanford University. Reed is represented by Pierogi Gallery in New York City, and by Gallery 16 in San Francisco. His work resides in public collections including MOMA, New York; The Albright-Knox, Buffalo, N.Y.; The West Collection, Philadelphia; The Olbricht Collection Essen, Germany, among others.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - DREAD SCOTT
Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. His work is exhibited across the US and internationally. For three decades he has made work that encourages viewers to re-examine unifying ideals and values of American society. In 1989, the entire US Senate denounced and outlawed one of his artworks and President G.H.W. Bush declared it “disgraceful” because of its transgressive use of the American flag. His art has been exhibited/performed at the Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, the Walker Art Center and galleries and street corners across the country. His works can be hard-edged and poignant. Dread plays with fire—metaphorically and sometimes literally—as when he burned $171 on Wall Street and encouraged those with money to burn to add theirs to the pyre.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - FARRAH KARAPETIAN
Farrah Karapetian is an artist currently based in California. Her methods incorporate sculptural and performative means of achieving imagery that refigures the medium of photography around bodily experience. Her work is in public collections including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Karapetian is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia, a Pollock-Krasner grant, and a Warhol Artswriters Grant, among other awards. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and is represented by Von Lintel Gallery (Los Angeles) and Danziger Gallery (New York, NY.) Her recent exhibitions include A Matter of Memory, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (2016); The Surface of Things, Houston Center for Photography (2016); and About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (2016.) Karapetian will discuss the notion of process in visual art, drawing from her own work as well as the artwork of other contemporary and historical artists, the political process, and the Russian revolutionary avant garde.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - PRINTMAKER MINNA RESNICK
Minna Resnick is the 2018 Norma Seibert Printmaking Artist. A native of New York City now based in Ithaca, New York, Resnick has work in more than 60 public and private collections and in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of New York, the Denver Art Museum, the New York Public Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and many more. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two New York Foundation for Arts Fellowships. Her work in lithography and drawing has always focused on language. Early works examined body language and non-verbal communication to explore the narrative. Current work uses actual text as the impetus for conception. Language connects and gives substance to the pictorial imagery, as well as providing titles for much of the work.
Monday, November 13, 2017 - SHARON LOUDEN: The Artist as Culture
Sharon Louden's work is held in major public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues and has also been written about in the New York Times, Art in America, Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, ARTnews and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as other publications. She has participated in residencies at Tamarind Institute, Urban Glass, Franconia Sculpture Park, Society of the Four Arts and Art Omi.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - RICHARD MISRACH: CURRENT PROJECTS
Co-presented by the Regional Society for Photographic Education
For four decades, Misrach has been a significant and influential photographer of the American landscape. Known as a pioneer of the 1970s renaissance of color photography and large scale presentation that are still practiced today, Misrach is also known for the monumental epic, “Desert Cantos,” a multifaceted study of people’s political, cultural and environmental relationship to the natural world.
In his talk, Misrach will speak in depth about Border Cantos, his collaboration with composer Guillermo Galindo, a major undertaking focusing on the U.S. - Mexico border, and his two current projects about the election.