Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be held in Art #133 from 5 – 6 pm.


Dewitt Cheng: Centrigugal Bumble Puppies, Aesthetics, and Anesthesia in Contemporary Art
April 22
The anything-goes aesthetic derived from a century and a half of artistic revolution, and the at least partial absorption of art into the realms of fashion, entertainment, and banking make for a bewildering and challenging brave new world of choices for today's visual artists. DeWitt Cheng, the Bay Area art writer/critic for ArtLtd, Artillery, and VisualArtSouce.com, and curator for Stanford Art Spaces, considers the state of this disunion; ponders where we went wrong; and proposes some alternative lines of research and development.