GLENN LIGON in conversation with JOSEPH R. WOLIN
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jan 1, 2014

Glenn Ligon lives and works in New York.  Ligon earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1982 and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1985.  His work has appeared in solo shows at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (1993), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1996), and the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001), as well as two Whitney Biennials (1991 and 1993) and Documenta 11 (2002), among other major venues.  In 2011, a midcareer retrospective of his work, Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and travelled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  His work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and many more. ...

Beckwith Lecture: Art and Class
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jan 15, 2014

Davis is an art critic living in New York City and author of the critically acclaimed "9.5 Theses on Art and Class." His writing has appeared in Art Papers, ArtReview, Adbusters, the Brooklyn Rail, Slate, the Village Voice, and many other publications. He previously served as executive editor of, and is currently a senior writer at artnet News. ...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jan 29, 2014

Jonathan VanDyke is a visual artist based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Oltre l’oblio at 1/9unosunove in Rome and The Painter of the Hole at Scaramouche in New York, both in 2013, and Traunitz at Loock Galerie in Berlin in 2014. Major performances include the forty-hour works The Long Glance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo in 2011 and With One Hand Between Us, part of Performa 2011, the biennial of performance art in New York. His performance work and installation Obstructed View was commissioned by The Power Plant in Toronto as part of their 2011–12 exhibition Coming After. His durational performance work Cordoned Area, made with the dancers David Rafael Botana and Bradley Teal Ellis, has appeared at The National Academy Museum, New York (2013), Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2012), and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2011). ...

TOM OCKERSE, Monday, September 29, 2014

Jan 30, 2014

Tom Ockerse was instrumental in rethinking the relationship of design education, its practice and the world of art. He became thoroughly involved in the growing movement of concrete poetry, Fluxus, mail art, happenings, and book arts, all seeking to merge the arts and erase conventional boundaries. In 1971 he joined the faculty at RISD and became the head of the Graphic Design Department for twenty years. Prior to his career in education Ockerse worked in the industry working under the direction of Jim Fogelman on accounts for Ciba, Interchem, and Syntex. Over the years he has provided design strategies for Houghton Mifflin, Apple Computer, and Aperture Magazine as clients. His concrete poetry books have won awards and international recognition and have been included in numerous anthologies ...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Feb 12, 2014

Including sound works, films, media installations, photographs and performances, American artist Andy Graydon's work has been exhibited internationally and released on records and other publications. Solo and group exhibitions include shows at The New Museum, Art in General, and Participant Inc. (all New York); The Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; The Frye Museum, Seattle; The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; The Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture; Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria; The Portland Art Center, Oregon; Autocenter, Berlin; and PROGRAM Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations, Berlin. Awards include a Rhizome Commission and grants from the Princess Grace Foundation, the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund and the Experimental Television Center. Graydon has been artist in residence at the NKD Norwegian Artists’ Center, Norway; Artist-in-Residence Niederösterreich, Krems, Austria; Q-O2, Belgium; and the Center for Computer Music, Brooklyn College. Graydon was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii. He received his MFA in Radio, Television, and Film from Northwestern University, and is currently based in Berlin. ...

Ephraim Asili
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Feb 25, 2014

In conjunction with the Black Radical Imagination screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Ephraim Asili will be a guest speaker for the Senior Thesis Program this Tuesday, October 7. His talk will be in room A304 from 6-8 pm. All are welcome. Ephraim Asili is an independent artist and filmmaker. He holds a B.A in film and media arts from Temple University and an M.F.A in film/video from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. His work includes Forged Ways (2010), an experimental documentary filmed in Ethiopia and Harlem, exploring constructs surrounding African American culture, and Points on a Space Age (2007), a documentary on the Sun Raw Arkestra. His work has been shown at the Diamond Screen Film Festival, Scribe Video Center, DUTV, The University of Bahia, New York University, The International House, The Bryn Mawyr Film Institute, the Amble Theater, and the New York MIX Festival. ...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Feb 26, 2014

Micah Lexier is a Toronto-based artist, collector and curator. He has a deep interest in measurement, increment, the passage of time, found imagery, and the kinds of casual marks we make in our day-to-day lives. He has had over 100 solo exhibitions, participated in almost 200 group exhibitions and produced a dozen permanent public commissions. Last year The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto presented a survey exhibition of Lexier’s work entitled One, and Two, and More Than Two, showcasing Lexier’s solo works, his collaborations with writers, and a major curatorial project incorporating 221 objects and artworks by 101 local artists. Lexier’s work is in numerous public and corporate collections including The British Museum (London, England), and the Contemporary Art Gallery (Sydney, Australia), The Jewish Museum (New York City), and The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). Micah Lexier is represented in Toronto by Birch Contemporary. ...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Feb 27, 2014

Paul Soulellis' experimental publications explore web culture, social identity, memory and place. He is the founder of the Library of the Printed Web, a physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists' books, zines and other printout matter. The on-going project has gathered international attention, was featured in the New Yorker, and was shown at the Book Affair at the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale. He started his research-based graphic design and publishing studio Counterpractice in 2014. Previously he produced award winning work for clients like Cornell University, TED, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Municipal Art Society of New York. ...

Douglas Goodwin
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Feb 28, 2014

Producer Douglas Goodwin presents Detour de Force and "thoughtography" experiments.  Detour de Force explores the phenomenon of ‘thoughtographer’ Ted Serios, a Chicago bellhop who claimed he could transfer images directly from his mind onto Polaroids. Serios was adopted as a pet project by psychiatrist Jule Eisenbud, and a good deal of the film is given over to footage of Serios getting tanked up on Budweiser and then attempting to ‘perform’ for Eisenbud by channeling his pent-up fury into the camera lens. ...

Film screening and conversation, History Zero
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mar 12, 2014

Join us for a film screening of History Zero, and conversation between Stefanos Tsivopoulos and SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman. History Zero, which represented Greece at the 2013 Venice Biennial, takes as its starting point the multi-layered contemporary crisis in Greece, which Tsivopoulos sees as an opportunity to interpret an alternative visualization of the future. The film depicts three human experiences relating to notions of value systems and in so doing explores the role of money in the formation of human relationships and political and social elements relating to the ownership of money. ...