Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be held in Art #133 from 5 – 6 pm.
Sandow Birk: Political, Engaging, and Often Controversial
Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk creates elaborate and multi-faceted projects that draw from American culture and contemporary social issues. Birk will speak about his extensive career and life as a contemporary art in California and beyond
Simone Paterson: Creative Technologies and the Handmade
Dr. Simone Paterson serves as Chair of Undergraduate Studies at Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts. Her work combines large-scale digital photographic prints and sculptural fabric forms, while incorporating interactive new media and digital video animations.
Vasily Melnichenko: Public Art in Russia and Germany
Lance Fung: Beyond Plop ArtInternationally renowned curator Lance Fung will share his story of growing up in the South Bay and his migration to NYC. He will also introduce a few of the exciting new public art exhibitions that Fung Collaboratives will be organizing here in the Bay Area
Yvette Granata: Crypto-Wilds - Heterononymous and Situational MediaYvette Granata is a media artist, film designer, and a PhD Candidate at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study’s theory and practice program. Granata will explore new media concepts with an overview of her latest research and the non-philosophy project of Francois Laruelle
Lalitha Shankar: Shifting SpacesLalitha Shankar will present a three-part lecture on contemporary art practices in India, her work as a sculptor, and how she became one of seven women of the 3rd Space Lab Artist Collective.
Gail Wight: The Madness of My MethodGail Wight will discuss the processes behind her works of art that often pantomime scientific laboratory practices and engage with living creatures to create mashups between traditional and new mediums.
Katherine Lambert: No Place Like UtopiaKatherine Lambert will speak about the dominant streams in her, and focus on her current installation “This Future Has a Past” at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Lambert is a founding principal of Metropolitan Architectural Practice in San Francisco
William Kentridge: Universal ArchiveIn conjunction with the opening later this evening of the William Kentridge: Universal Archive exhibition in the Thompson Art Gallery, we will present special complementary programming to enhance the impact of the artist’s work.
Anthony Raynsford and Robin Lasser: From People’s Park to the Albany BulbArt historian and Professor Dr. Anthony Raynsford will co-present with Professor Robin Lasser on the interconnected themes from Lasser’s recent photographic project “Refuge in Refuse” and Raynsford’s historical work on People’s Park and counterculture urbanism in the 1960s
Renee Bott, Pam Paulson, and Paul Mullowney: Facilitate & CollaborateThe Bay Area’s Paulson Bott Press specializes in limited edition intaglio prints, and will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Co-founders and master printers Renee Bott and Pam Paulson will join SJSU Professor Paul Mullowney in a printmaking panel discussion.
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Emily Pillotin: Design RevolutionEmily Pilloton is a designer, builder, educator, author, and founder of the nonprofit design agency Project H Design. She will lecture on the importance of social action and building, the design revolution, design for empowerment, and low-tech hands-on built solutions
Simon Sadler: The Bateson Building, Sacramento, and Design of a New Age StateArt historian Dr. Simon Sadler will focus on the Bateson Building, designed by Sim Van der Ryn, and elaborate on the origins of sustainability in the 1970s by recounting the ambition of the first Brown Administration to reinvent the Golden State