Monday, February 25, 2008

Mills College Art Lecture Archive (Sep 2007 - Feb 2008)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Yu Hong lecture

Yu Hong has consistently explored three themes since she graduated from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1988: the female point of view in all phases of life from childhood to maturity, the relationship of the individual in China to the convulsive transformation of society and finally, the poetry of day-to-day existence despite “most of us leading a life of trivialities…”

Trained in the oil-painting department of the Academy, she has become one of the most accomplished painters of her generation. She uses her technical virtuosity to produce jarring color schemes and inventive compositions that allow us to reconsider the value of the various daily activities. The most recent developments of her work present her astute observations combined with a refined painting sensibility of colorful scenes of daily life. Her pastel portraits and Routine series present paintings of her daughter and herself, respectively, that invest the subject with a persuasive power and universality of the moment depicted. In Britta Erickson’s words, “leavened by Yu Hong’s subtly sardonic wit, her recent works are both profound and utterly enjoyable.”

February 27, 7:30 pm
free to the public
Danforth Hall
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Michael Rees lecture

The Mills MFA Lecture Series is happy to present an evening lecture with Michael Rees.

Michael Rees' art defies category, combining sculpture, animation, performance, video, installation, and computer software programs to express his interest in the body and its connection to mind and spirit. Rees' work references surrealism and other movements in art history, as well as western analytic science and eastern metaphysics. Rees is a self described "pataphysician", a maker of imaginary solutions and an investigator of the truth of contradictions and exceptions. He is professor of Sculpture at the Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Exhibition History: Rees was included in the 1995 Whitney Biennial and in Michael Rees: Digital Psyche at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Articles have appeared about his work in World Art, Artbyte, Popular Mechanics, Art in America, The New York Times and other publications. In October of 1999 he presented his work in the French Senate in the George Clemenceau Hall at the Palais Du Luxemborg, Paris, France. His work was included in the 2001 Whitney Museum exhibition BitStreams curated by Lawrence Rinder.

The Mills MFA Lecture Series is made possible by the generosity of the Herringer Family Foundation. The Series allows the MFA candidates to invite artists they are interested in to speak at Mills and meet with the students.

February 13, 7:30 pm
free to the public
Danforth Hall
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd

Monday, January 28, 2008

Spring Lecture Series announced

January 23, 7:30 pm
Curator Marcia Tanner in conversation with Jean Shin and Claudia X. Valdes

February 13, 7:30 pm
Lecture by Michael Rees

February 20, 7:30 pm
Samara Halperin in conversation with Anne Walsh and Gail Wight

February 27, 7:30 pm
Lecture by Yu Hong

March 12, 7:30 pm
Lecture by Marisa Olson

March 19, 7:30 pm
Lecture by Dave Muller

THURSDAY - April 3, 6:45 pm
Lecture by Charlotte Cotton,
curator of Photography from LACMA

April 09, 7:30 pm
Lecture by Hou Hanru

All lectures will take place in Danforth Hall at Mills College, Oakland

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Richard Shaw Lecture 11-7 @ 7:30 pm

Richard Shaw

Public Lecture

Danforth Hall
Mills College, Oakland

11-7 @ 7:30 PM

Friday, October 12, 2007

Laleh Khorramian lecture for download

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An insightful glimpse into Laleh's process and an exciting preview of her most recent film "inamorare".

Carrie Moyer Lecture this Thursday 10/17 @ 7:30

Lecture by artist Carrie Moyer
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm, Danforth Lecture Hall

New York-based Carrie Moyer balances specific Feminist and other art historical references in her paintings with a seemingly effortless painting style. References to the history of abstract painting are evident, even as she seems to re-claim that history for her own end. Her process combines paint applied with a brush, with large areas of translucent poured pigment. In some paintings she mixes glitter with the pigment—risky business for most artists but Moyer makes it a seamless part of her seductive surfaces. In a review in Artforum of her most recent exhibition, Julia Bryan-Wilson wrote of Moyer’s paintings, “With their emphatic vision of how a politics of contemporary abstraction might operate, these are invigorating, even thrilling works from an artist increasingly confident in the range of her powers.”

Moyer recently contributed an article to U.K.-based Modern Painters entitled “Feminist Art: VIVA,” which addressed the recent series of exhibitions dedicated to Feminist Art in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere. For her presentation at the Mills College Art Museum, Moyer will discuss her own work and also the context in which artists work today touching on the relevance of these recent exhibitions.

Moyer’s (Lives and works in New York, NY) is a mixed media painter, whose work has been shown in solo exhibitions, such as The Stone Age, CANADA, New York, NY (2007), Carrie Moyer and Diana Puntar, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (2006), Sister Register, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (2004), Straight to Hell: 10 Years of Dyke Action Machine!, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2002), along with group exhibitions, Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY (2007), When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York, NY (2006), BAM Next Wave Visual Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (2005), About Painting, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Unjustified, Apexart, New York, NY (2002), and Raw Womyn, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2002).

Moyer earned her MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in 2001 and MA from the New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY in 1990. She has received the Alijira Emerge Professional Development Fellowship, Art Matters Fellowship, Elaine de Kooning Memorial Fellowship, Rockefeller New Media Fellowship, and Wattis Artist Residency. She is represented by CANADA, New York, NY. Her work is currently on-view in the group exhibition, Don’t Let the Boys Win, at the Mills College Art Museum through December 9, 2007.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information: 510.430.2164 or

Friday, September 28, 2007

KINKE KOOI Lecture for your viewing pleasure

If you were unable to make the lecture please treat yourself to the wonderful musings of Kinke Kooi.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Map to Danforth Hall

Kinke Kooi Lecture Wednesday 9/19 7:30 PM


Born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, in 1961
Lives in Arnhem, Netherlands


1980–85 Academy for the Visual Arts, Arnhem

One-Person Exhibitions

2006 Feature Inc., New York
“Women Love Small Things,” De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2004 “Pink Web,” De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2002 Feature Inc., New York
“De Ruimte tussen alle Dingen,” De Praktijk, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 “Don’t Let the Boys Win,” Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; curated by Jessica Hough

2006 “Domino,” Air de Paris, Paris
“Twice Drawn” (Part 1), Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
“Quantum Vis II,” RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands
“Anti-makassar,” De Gele Rijder, Arnhem

2005 “The sun rises in the evening.,” Feature Inc., New York
“Drops in the Ocean: Contemporary Images from the Subliminal,” Met Wilde Weten, Project Space, Rotterdam
“Black and White and a Little Bit of Color,” Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem
“Malpractice,” De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2004 “Wim Izaks Prijs: Aaron Van Erp, Iris Kensmil, Kinke Kooi,” Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands (catalogue)
“Grey Goo,” Flaca Gallery, London
“Floor of Heaven,” Artis, Den Bosch, Netherlands

2002 “The Space between All Things,” Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam
“GtT2,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

2001 “de Appel van Eva,” Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands
“Border Stories: IX International Biennial of Photography,” Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia,Torino, Italy; curated by Denis Curti (catalogue)
“Not a. Lear,” Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York; Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston; curated by ANP

2000 “Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; curated by Christian Eckart, Harry Philbrook, and Osvaldo Romberg (catalogue)
“Not a. Lear,” Torch, Amsterdam; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Art Process, Paris; curated by ANP
“Grok Terence McKenna Dead,” Feature Inc., New York
“Oogdwalen,” Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands
“Sans Papier,” Consortium, Amsterdam
“City Projects,” Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium